Joe Murray

Joe Murray

Grading the Boston Celtics at the All-star break

The All-Star break has arrived in the NBA, and so concludes one of the more dominant stretches of Boston Celtics basketball. The Celtics headed into the All-Star break at 43-12. Sitting comfortably in first place in the Eastern conference, and establishing themselves as one of the more dominant teams in the league and a title favorite. Boston has been on the brink of the title the last few seasons, and Brad Stevens off-season moves, seem to already be paying massive dividends for for this year’s team with the additions of Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday. Boston has been the best team in the league the first half of this season so I figured now that it’s the All-Star break let’s take a deeper dive into the roster and give some grades on the more important players on the roster. [caption id="attachment_325148" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 30: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring a three-point basket against the Indiana Pacers during the second quarter at the TD Garden on January 30, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)[/caption] Jayson Tatum: A Tatum is the best player on the best team in the league. Every year he continues to ascend into the superstar all Boston fans were hoping he would become. Tatum continues to not just develop offensively but also defensively, and it seems like the game just continues to slow down for him. Tatum is averaging 27.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in the first half leading Boston to it's incredible 43-12 record and first place in the East. Giving Tatum an A is one of the easiest grades I’ll hand out today being the best player on the best team in the league gets you an A every single time.

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