Are you sick of previews yet? Are you ready to have a real game to react to? Me too. But I have to share just one more preview with you because, ...well, because I wrote it.
WEEI asked a bunch of bloggers to share their (short) thoughts on the season ahead. So, since brevity is the soul of wit, here's my brief preview.... briefly.
When you are six minutes away from an NBA championship, what do you do to make up those six minutes in the next year? You try to get a little bit better. The Celtics are hoping that their gains are greater than their losses. Is Kevin Garnett’s improved health enough to make up for the creeping age of this roster? Are Shaquille and Jermaine O’Neal enough to make up for the loss of Kendrick Perkins for half a season (at best)? Is Delonte West enough of an offensive upgrade to make up for the loss of the surprisingly steady defense of Tony Allen? If the Celtics can stay a little bit healthier, maybe they can win a few more games to give them more home games in the playoffs. Maybe, just maybe, that will be the little edge they need to make up those six minutes and raise another banner.
Now, ...lets play.