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
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)
Although most of the free agency deals have been completed, there are still several unrestricted free agents that may be signed before the 2012-13 NBA season begins.
Below is a table of 15 players that can impact almost any team and some basic stats on them from last season.
- BOLD means stat(s) is above the player’s career average
- ^ Farmer was traded in the Joe Johnson deal and immediately released from Atlanta
- # Jeff Green sat out the entire 2011-12 season due to a heart condition. His stats are from the 2010-11 season