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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 11 Signings

Wednesday, July 11 – Signings that have been formally processed:

  • The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed G Deron Williams (5 year contract), F Gerald Wallace (4 year contract) and C Brook Lopez (4 year contract).
  • The Denver Nuggets re-signed G Andre Miller.
  • The Detroit Pistons signed 2011 draft pick F Kyle Singler to a multi-year deal.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers re-signed F Blake Griffin (5 year contract) and signed free agent G Jamal Crawford.
  • The Miami Heat signed G Ray Allen and F Rashard Lewis.
  • The New York Knicks re-signed G J.R. Smith.
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder signed C Hasheem Thabeet.
  • The Phoenix Suns offered G Eric Gordon an offer, the New Orleans Hornets have 3 days to match or decline it.
  • The San Antonio Spurs re-signed F Tim Duncan and G/F Danny Green.
  • The Toronto Raptors offered G Landry Fields to a 3 year contract, the New York Knicks have 3 days to match or decline it.
  • The Utah Jazz re-signed G Jamaal Tinsley.
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