Their core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart have been through the conference finals twice in the last three years, and there's no reason to doubt that they will come back stronger next season.
If the Miami Heat fails to escape the Celtics, they lose every bit of momentum they worked hard to earn during the first two games. Unless this series extends to a Game 7, there's no doubt that the next match-up will be the most pivotal one during this year's Eastern Conference Finals face-off.
Everyone has overlooked Boston and as the old saying goes, work in silence and let your success be your noise. I'd say that could be the case in the Garden this year.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
With Kyrie leaving, Aron Baynes' contract traded to Phoenix and Al Horford moving on, the Celtics are suddenly in a position to make a statement in the free agent market in the form of Kemba Walker. Walker can take the option of earning an estimated $220 million super-max in Charlotte (should it be offered), however, there are strong rumours that Walker will decline the super-max in favour of playing for a contender.
Boston Celtics are interested in signing All-Star free agent point guard Kemba Walker, according to Marc Stein.
Boston Celtics centre Al Horford will not take his $30.1 million player option for the 2019/20 NBA season per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Boston Celtics were knocked out of the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Attention turns to Kyrie Irving’s free agency after a limp, and almost embarrassing, exit from the postseason.
In all seriousness, the Celtics currently have a few small issues rather than a big one, which is much easier to deal with. Whether some of the young guys have been put off by the constant Anthony Davis rumours with the team, I don’t know. The only way we will find out is if the team put their heads down and work for each other and the team, rather than themselves.