Boston Celtics: Final Preseason Grades

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Oct 22, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens applauds his players during the first half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

After a productive preseason, the Boston Celtics eagerly await the start of the 2015-2016 regular season. The Celtics finished the preseason with a 6-1 record and hope to continue their hot streak. The team finalized their roster after cutting Perry Jones, Corey Walden, Levi Randolph, Malcolm Miller, and Coty Clarke.

Though it is dangerous to read too much into the preseason, the Celtics proved why there is a lot of excitement revolving around the team. The hype about this Celtics team is something that extends outside of Boston. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its projected 2015-16 NBA win totals and have the Celtics at 42.5. However, some sources predict the Celtics will exceed the Vegas projections and win many more games.

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For instance, Nylon Calculus projects that the Celtics will win 52 games, which is one of the highest predictions out there. Boston might have won six of seven games, but they played two international squads and three likely lottery-bound teams. Though the Celtics look impressive they unfortunately will not be facing one of the NBA’s bottom dwellers in every game.

Before we get too caught up in projecting what the Celtics will be, let’s back track and look at how every Celtics player on the final roster performed in the preseason. Then (maybe) it’ll be clearer how the team will perform this season.

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