The Boston Celtics have shown their fans just how much depth their roster can handle. Injuries have depleted the team since the beginning of the regular season but now it looks like they are finally back to full strength.
Kevin Garnett is out for a couple of weeks but the Celtics did get back their other MVP into the lineup on Sunday night against Toronto when point guard Rajan Rondo returned.
Experts doing NBA betting at BetUs quickly hopped on the Celtics as they romped over the hapless Raptors.
Rondo was key in the Celtics latest win on Tuesday as well as he dished 16 assists and scored a couple of key baskets late in the game to seal it. With Rondo back in the lineup, it takes much of the burden off of Paul Pierce as he can focus on scoring and doesn’t have to worry about running the offense.
More good news came when head coach Doc Rivers talked about the impending return of center Kendrick Perkins, who is recovering from an ACL injury. A best-case scenario return might be late January.
With Rondo back, Garnett on the mend and Perkins on his way shortly, that only leaves Delonte West (wrist) as the only Celtic sidelined.
The scary thought about this team is how good will they be when everyone is back?
With Nate Robinson better acclimated to the Celtics roster this season, Marquis Daniels providing a good spark off the bench and Von Wafer slowly growing attuned to what the Celtics are doing, how good will this team be when they have a healthy Garnett, Rondo and Perkins?
Add into the mix veterans Ray Allen and Shaquille O’Neal, along with Glen Davis, and you have the deepest team in the league.
There’s no question that the Big Three of Pierece, Allen and Garnett are in the twilight of their careers but they are still healthy contributors and with this type of depth, the Celtics have to be considered the team to beat in the East.