Boston Celtics: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Only 5 games into the season it is way to early to panic about this team or jump off the bandwagon. I said this at the beginning of the season. We need to wait about 20 games to really see where  this team is going and make a judgement to whether or not they have a title run in them.

The good part about this Celtics team is undoubtedly the play of start point guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo is averaging a double-double a game and as every person that talks Celtics knows, this team will only go as far as he does.

Leandro Barbosa has been a great surprise so far and is filling in nicely with instant offense off the bench backing up Rondo. Barbosa hopefully will continue to play well until Avery Bradley can return. The bad, but not so ugly yet has been Jason Terry. Terry is a guy I look at that has had a slow transition into this Boston offense. Besides having a good game last night against the Bulls and coming up with some big shots in the 4th he has been below average off the bench. Playing a starting role could be the way to go with Terry as he seems comfortable playing with Rondo, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce.

Brandon Bass had his starting roll taken away from him for a short time before getting it back. This was a good move by Doc Rivers to light a fire up his you no what and Bass has responded with a nice few games against the Wizards, Bucks, and Bulls. Hopefully this will make Bass realize his spot is up for grabs and he has to play hard every time he is on the floor or rookie Jared Sullinger will be right there to step in and take those minutes.

The ugly has been Jeff Green and Courtney Lee. In all fairness you have to give Green a break as he missed all of last season and needs to get his timing back. Lee is a guy I have hyped up since the day Danny Ainge made the trade to bring him here. It looks like he is trying too hard to fit in instead of just going out and playing his game. It will be interesting to see how long Doc will go to Lee before he starts to cut his minutes dramatically.



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Hunter Thomas
As a lifetime New England sports fan, Hunter was determined in October of 2005 to finally start using that passion and determination to create the site now known as Celtics 24/7. Formerly known as Celtics Pride, Celtics 24/7 has become one of the most well-respected and followed Celtics websites. Our motto “For Fans, By Fans” rings entirely true as we’ve built and grown a community of passionate and enthusiastic Celtics fans. It all starts with you–the fans, and I appreciate every single person who supports us on our journey to the top.
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