Resolution No. 1: Stay healthy
The first resolution is a promise or goal we all set for ourselves.
Good health takes you a long way both physically and mentally in accomplishing your goals. For the Boston Celtics, health has been just about the only thing in the way of the team having an even better record than the 23-8 start.
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Of course, this all starts with Gordon Hayward.
When healthy, Hayward has been close to a 20-point a game scorer. Combine that to the seasons Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are having and the Celtics have a four-headed monster that is hard for any team to stop.
After missing time due to a fractured hand, Gordon Hayward has also been dealing with a sore foot that could result in some load management moving forward. That’s why the depth of the Boston Celtics has been so valuable this season.
Not only has Hayward missed time, but Jaylen Brown has missed games due to illness, Kemba Walker missed a game due to a very scary neck injury and Marcus Smart has missed numerous games due to a mysterious eye infection.
To add to that, promising young big man Robert Williams continues to miss time due to injury.
With all of this, the team is still 23-8 with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. It is scary to think how good this team actually is when all of their core players are healthy and on the court at the same time.
That has been very rare to end 2019. Hopefully, in 2020 we see a lot more of Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart on the court together.