In the 15th and final installation of the ESPN Boston Celtics summer forecast, our panel of 18 bloggers from eight Celtics blogs discuss the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the Boston Celtics.
The majority of the bloggers singled out either the unity or the experience of the Celtics roster as their biggest strength.
STRENGTH: The Celtics biggest strength is their team chemistry. The team’s core has been through the wars and has survived the traps that can snag a team without warning. The returning Celtics know they can rely on the man standing next to them. That’s the kind of strength it takes to win a ring.
STRENGTH: Not to sound cliche or anything, but I’m about to sound really cliche: The heart of a champion is this team’s greatest strength. The Celtics don’t care who gets the stats, they don’t care who gets the glory. Everyone’s all about winning.
Experience, however, is often a euphimism for old. In basketball, old usually means injury-prone, and that’s what us bloggers were most worried about for the upcoming Celtics season. We have seen injuries derail the Celtics the past two seasons, and we know the injury-bug can strike at anytime on a team with so much…experience.
Make sure to read what Jay and I, and the rest of the Celtics bloggers, wrote about the Celtics biggest weakness on the ESPN Boston Celtics blog. And be sure to return often. Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) is the one of the hardest working bloggers/reporters in the sports industry, and did a phenomenal job putting together the Celtics summer forecast. We’d like to send a heartful ‘thank you’ to Chris for including us, and to our fellow bloggers for joining us in the fun.