Since, Rondo’s Injury I wonder can the Celtics make the playoffs? Rondo is out for the season with an ACL tear, and just when he was about to make his first start for the NBA All-Star East. The Celtics aren’t playing as well in seasons past, with old age and loss of firepower…. i.e. Ray Allen. The roster is stacked with talent, experience, and youth though. I don’t really understand why this team isn’t better than the record shows at 22-23 wins and losses. They currently sit in the 8th and last playoff spot in the East, with some good teams behind them.
I guess it really comes down to this team not jelling together yet, it usually takes a team two years after a revamp. Now, with Rondo out your leading assist man, ball carrier, and 21 points gone. Like Paul Pierce said when he found out, “Someone is going to have to step up and as a team as well.” I agree Pierce the TRUTH is right, Jason Terry, Avery, and those bench players will have to step it way up to keep them in the playoffs. Jeff Green is showing a lot of promise and i expect him to get better and better.
Doc Rivers is a top coach in the NBA today, and he will keep these guys ready and playing there best for now. It’s Doc that’s keeping this team slightly afloat for now, with preaching Defense and getting after guys. He knows who’s not ready, who is, and when to rest and sit guys. If Doc can keep this up till the guys step up and cement a place in the playoffs the Celtics will be just fine!!