How many games does this team win this season and how well does it do?
If the Celtics "try' this season i believe they can be a .500 teams. however I do not think they will play guys like Humphries and Wallace as much as guys like Sullinger and Olynck so i blieve they will win about 35 games. If we hold out Rondo early in the seaon and/or trade him etc...then it could get worse, but a .500 record with the current roster is possible IMO.
I believe this team can actually make the playoffs and possibly be better than last season's record.
Hold Rondo out till Dec. or trade him at the deadline either way only have him for about a half season, and pray for somewhere in the 20 win range! Don't think we will move him before the season starts, unless Detroit or Dallas come hard with a deal. I think if we can get a bunch of 1st rnd pks and at least 2 of them potential lottery pks, this thing can get turned around pretty quick. Even if we don't land Wiggins, there is a bunch of potential upper tier talent in this draft.
If DA has a "hunch" that Rondo will be back to start the season I think this team will be pretty close to .500... Miami-Indiana-Chicago-Brooklyn-NY-6-7-8... Lots of room to squeeze into the playoffs... Stevens will work his tail off for a playoff spot... It won't be that easy for Wiggins let alone a lottery pick...
Definitely rooting for Pressey, Johnson-Odom and Iverson to make the roster...
"I've never been scared of contact. Now I get to bring it, that's what I love to do, so I'm going to bring it."
I expect Brooks to have a bigger impact than people think. Could potentially become a solid scorer. Also, I think this team will change a decent amount on the 12th when we can make some trades.
That being said, right now I say we are a .500 record (7th or 8th seed). IMO they could be a lot worse depending when Rondo comes back. If Olnynk turns into the rookie of the year (as he looks it in summer league) maybe better.
I'm hoping we get a bonified scorer though. Green can't hold us up offensively. Either Marshon Brooks turns into something or Wallace gets back somewhat what he was, or we need another scorer.