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Bench With Aptitude: Celtics turn to veterans to round out playoff rotation

Boston’s bench has become best in the bubble.

The Terry Rozier journey

What does Rozier’s past tell us about his future?

Open topic: Who is your favorite non-Celtics player?

What non-Boston player do you like and why?

Parallels

The Celtics have been involved in a number of rumors this summer. What can be learned from the reporting of the 2007 Kevin Garnett trade saga?

Durant's dynasty

If the Boston Celtics present their pitch to Kevin Durant in the right manner, they have a real shot at signing the future Hall of Famer.

NBA Finals Game 7 Open Thread

Watch the game and discuss the results with fellow Celtics fans.

The Hero

Marcus Smart was a transcendent hero for the Boston Celtics in their 105-94 Game 4 overtime victory against the Atlanta Hawks. Smart shadowed Kyle Korver for first three quarters before shutting down Paul Millsap over the remainder of the game.

Dreaming of Durant

It might seem like a fantasy for fans to dream about Kevin Durant joining the Boston Celtics. But it's not as unrealistic as you think. Durant's actions behind the scenes suggest his public praise of the franchise are genuine.

The #FeedKelly Movement

Kelly Olynyk is shining for the Boston Celtics. But what's behind his recent explosion?

Get back, AB

Arguably the best player on the Boston Celtics is injured. It’s no wonder they’re struggling without Avery Bradley -- just like they have the entire season.

Super Isaiah

Isaiah Thomas played like a superstar in the Boston Celtics' 112-95 opening night victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, leading the team with 27 points in 29 minutes of play.

Stevens is a star, but don't forget the players

Brad Stevens is an NBA coaching superstar, but the players on the Boston Celtics are pretty good too. CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor makes his case for the players, and unveils his 2015-16 NBA Season Predictions.

The Jazz will struggle, but they've got a future

The Jazz may not be ready to make the leap into the playoffs, but they will be fun to watch with such a promising young core.

Are the Bucks ready to do some damage?

With Greg Monroe in the fold in addition to a healthy Jabari Parker, the young and scrappy Bucks could make some noise in 2016.

Embracing the youth movement in Portland

Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers are in the midst of a complete rebuild, and DraftExpress.com will be a Blazers fan's best friend in 2016.

Can Paul George lead Indiana back to the playoffs?

Paul George is back in action and he has a new sidekick in Monta Ellis, but is it enough to put the Pacers back in the Eastern Conference playoff mix?

Are the Pistons ready to make the playoffs?

The Detroit Pistons have a lot of young talent on their roster, but are they ready to take the next step and earn their first trip to the NBA playoffs since 2009?

Can Fred Hoiberg lead the Bulls to an East title?

Tom Thibodeau is no longer on the sidelines in Chicago, but the Bulls will look to make another run at taking over the Eastern Conference in Fred Hoiberg's first year as an NBA head coach.

Will the Kings impode or overachieve in 2015-16?

Can Rajon Rondo help propel the Kings into the playoffs for the first time in nine years?

The Raptors will still be competitive in the East

The Raptors are probably not going to contend for an Eastern Conference championship, but they will compete and make another run to the postseason.

Can the Suns make the playoffs in 2016?

After missing the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, the Phoenix Suns aim to finally take the next step and put themselves back into the postseason in 2016.

There's nowhere to go but up in Philly

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the basement of the NBA, but Jahlil Okafor gives them a hope.

The new-look Lakers need Kobe to stay healthy

The Lakers reconstructed their entire roster this summer, but Kobe Bryant's health remains the biggest question mark on everybody's mind. After missing 123 games over the last two years, they need their leader on the floor.

The Knicks will improve, but playoffs? Chill

Last year's Knicks made everyone's eyes bleed. It can only get better from here.

We want the Nets to struggle as much as possible

The Celtics own Brooklyn's 2016 first round pick unprotected. It's time for Celtics fans to root against the Nets like we never have before.

The Celtics are hungry for another playoff run

Last year's Celtics exceeded expectations and earned the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Keep your eyes peeled in 2016, because this team is fun to watch and they are ready for another playoff run.

The Wizards remain a strong threat in the east

The Wizards have made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals two years in a row. Do they have what it takes to make a deeper run in the playoffs?

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans are on the rise

Last year, New Orleans made the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and that's something you might have to get used to. Anthony Davis and company are on the rise.

The Magic are slowly but surely on the right track

The Orlando Magic are coming off of a 25-win season, but their talented young core is on the rise and the organization is headed in the right direction.

The Grizzlies aren't going anywhere in 2016

The Memphis Grizzlies have won 50 or more games in each of the last three seasons, and the rest of the Western Conference better make sure they understand that this team isn't going anywhere in 2016.

Miami reloaded

With Chris Bosh back at full strength and a bolstered supporting cast, can the Heat stay healthy and make some noise in the Eastern Conference playoffs?

The Rockets are in the mix for the title

With Ty Lawson in the fold, can the Rockets take the next step into elite territory and earn their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1995?