Outstanding off-season keeps Boston Celtics NBA title contenders

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

The goal in recent years for the Boston Celtics was just get to the postseason healthy in hopes of making a playoff run with their veteran core.  This off-season, the Celtics got younger, deeper, and all-around better meaning they will once again be a serious player in the Eastern Conference.

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Boston Celtics heading towards a youth movement this off-season?

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Despite coming within a game of advancing to the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics are approaching a potential crossroads this off-season with veterans Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen hitting the free agent market.  The question facing the C’s front office is to re-sign their veterans or look towards the future.

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Top Ten NBA unrestricted free agents

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Now that the NBA regular season is over, fourteen teams are already looking ahead to next season.  The 2012 NBA free agency class features more talent than the 2011 class but still nowhere near 2010 when guys like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson, Carlos Boozer, and David Lee were all on the market.  Here are the top ten NBA unrestricted free agents available this summer.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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Aging Celtics In Need of Depth This Off-Season

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Boston Celtics enter the off-season with only six players under contract for next season.  They must find some depth this summer to prevent their small, remaining window of being among the elite in the league from slamming shut.

By: David Kay

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Boston Celtics: The Forgotten Eastern Conference Team?

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It is hard to believe a team that played for the NBA title last season has flown under the radar like the Boston Celtics have this off-season.  I guess that is what happens when LeBron, Wade, and Bosh join forces.  Tonight we will see the two Eastern Conference powers tip-off the season.

For the Celtics, it is a marathon not a sprint.  If they can stay healthy and hit their stride by the start of the post-season, Boston should contend with the Miami Heat for Eastern supremacy.

By: David Kay
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