The Boston Celtics are coming off a year that may be a turning point in their near future. They went from being at 50% wins and out of the Playoff
The Boston Celtics are coming off a year that may be a turning point in their near future. They went from being at 50% wins and out of the Playoffs starting in 2022, to being in the NBA Finals in June, in what is one of the greatest laps in history in the same season. .
Thanks to a united group, well led by Ime Udoka from the bench and Jayson Tatum from within, they got that change. Udoka, who was heavily criticized at first for the lack of patience in the sport, but who shut up a lot of mouths very quickly. And Tatum, who continues to progress year after year and we see no ceiling, has improved in all aspects of the game each season, highlighting his leadership and defense in the latter, playing a fundamental role in the first round of the Playoffs against Kevin Durant, and also defending in part against Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jimmy Butler or Klay Thompson in the later rounds.
That is why the Celtics have entered a new dimension, and from this coming season, they start as one of the favorites to repeat the final, and also to win the ring. In addition, they have a young group, so they should be at the top of the ranking for several years at least.
They have had a great summer with the acquisitions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari mainly, two players who should contribute from day 1 and with experience in the league. The problem is that the Italian has been injured playing with his national team and we don’t know how long he will be unavailable. And here comes the scene carmel anthony. The forward is without a team after finishing his contract that linked him to the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran player averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds with 44% shooting from the field and 37.5% from 3 in 69 games in LA last season.
What Carmelo Anthony could bring to the Celtics
Carmelo is no longer a player who is going to start in the starting 5, play 40 minutes and score close to 30 points per game. But at 38 years old, he can contribute about 15-20 good minutes, hitting important shots, and contributing his experience on the court. He would be a weight booster for the Boston Celtics.