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Boston Celtics – 2013 Preview

Last Season: 39-27, lost Conference Finals to Miami

Starting 5: Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnett

Bench: Deep in frontcourt and backcourt.  Bradley will be able to fill in minutes as PG when healthy as well as possibly starting at SG.  Terry in a sixth man roll again.  Green getting minutes at SF and PF spots.  Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger will get solid minutes also.

Expected Wins:  50-55 wins

Expected Losses: 27-32 losses

Offseason moves:

Players Kept – F Brandon Bass, G Avery Bradley, G Keyon Dooling, F/C Kevin Garnett, F Jeff Green, F Paul Pierce, G Rajon Rondo

Free Agents – G/F Marquis Daniels, G/F Mickael Pietrus

Players Added – F Kris Joseph (draft), C Fab Melo (draft), F Jared Sullinger (draft), C Jason Collins (FA), G Jason Terry (FA), F/C Chris Wilcox (FA), G Courtney Lee (trade)

Players Lost – G Ray Allen (FA), C Ryan Hollins (FA), C Greg Stiemsma (FA), C Jermaine O’Neal (FA), F/C JaJuan Johnson (trade), G E’Twaun Moore (trade), G/F Sasha Pavlovic (trade), F/C Sean Williams (trade)

July 12 Rumours

Rumoured Offers / Signings:

  • Grant Hill (UFA) is interested in signing with either the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder or Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The Houston Rockets are still attempting to get Dwight Howard – offering to amnesty Luis Scola and trade several first-round draft picks to the Orlando Magic. The Rockets will also take on the contracts of Jason Richardson, Glen Davis and Chris Duhon.
  • The Dallas Mavericks are interested in bidding on Luis Scola.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to sign either  Antawn Jamison, Elton Brand or Jermaine O’Neal under the veteran’s minimum.
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