The Boston Celtics have gotten off to an inconsistent start this season. They started their season with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks, but soon quickly got their first loss. The Celtics currently sit with a 3-3 record in the Eastern Conference after a mixed opening week of the NBA.
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked about their start to the season so far. Despite some disappointing losses, Steven revealed that he is not surprised by their season. He said, “Exactly what I thought it would be like. … I think being in it, this was pretty predictable. And it’s going to continue to be challenging.”
The Celtics will look to find more consistency this season. After the demise of the trio of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett, the Celtics have now found a new young core that could lead them to an NBA championship. Stars like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker could be the future of the Celtics, as they continue to improve.
For the past few seasons, the Celtics have been a continued threat in the Eastern Conference. Of the last three conference finals, the Celtics have been to two of them. However, they did just not have enough to defeat the eventual NBA Finalists those respective years. But the core showed how exciting the future can be for the Celtics.
Despite their historic legacy in the NBA, the Celtics have not reached the NBA Finals in 10 years, since their defeat to the Lakers. For a franchise as successful as the Celtics, they are not used to not being in contention for an NBA championship. They have a solid roster of players who can lead them back to the mountaintop.
The next few years are crucial for Boston. They must surround Tatum and Brown with the appropriate pieces in order for them to maximize their success. The duo is an exciting prospect for the Celtics and could be the catalyst for the Celtics to become NBA champions once again. But they need the right support to be able to reach their full potential in the NBA.
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