I previously posted about the Celtics when they traded for Kevin Garnett. At the time, I was uncertain about whether they would be deep enough given that they traded so many young prospects for Garnett. Ironically, here we are in April and we see that Celtics ended the season with the best record in the league and the biggest one season turnaround in leage history.
It is really an amazing change. Also, in contrast to my concerns, the Celtics have actually amassed a very deep an high quality bench. They have brough in veterans like Sam Cassell and PJ Brown. Amazingly, when Garnett was injured for 9 games, the Celtics went 7-2. This has been an amazing ride for the team.
There are high hopes for them in the playoffs and it will be interesting to see how they do. As it stands, I am watching game two of the Hawks series and the Celts have the game well in hand winnin 78-62. Hopefully they win and go 2-0 in the series we will see.
Regardless of what happens with this and other playoff series, the Celtics have had an amazing season. They went from the second worst record in the league to the best in one year. They also overcame the challenge of having 3 all-stars and trying to get them to play together.