After months of big-fish hunting (successful big-fish hunting at that), Brad Stevens and the Celtics have their initial roster that’ll take the court in pursuit of the team’s 18th NBA championship.
For the Celtics, who came up just one win shy of dancing in the NBA Finals for the second year in a row, the offseason tinkering began with the addition of Kristaps Porzingis and ended with Sunday’s trade for Jrue Holiday.
The Celtics certainly had to part with some noteworthy assets — Marcus Smart, Malcolm Brogdon, and Robert Williams, as well as multiple first-round draft picks — to bring those talents to Boston. But if there’s anything to be learned from those moves, it’s that the Celtics are all about winning in the now. Especially in an East that’s reloaded with Dame Lillard’s move to Milwaukee, and with Miami still on the hunt for a big gun to team up with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.
But before the Celtics can begin their quest for a title, it all starts in training camp and preseason, and with the Celtics looking for some more bench pieces and longshots to emerge as legitimate options for Joe Mazzulla’s squad.
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