The Boston Celtics have almost too much solid talent and depth as we stand in the NBA’s hiatus. For better or worse, some of these players will not return.
So many questions remain with the currently postponed NBA season for both the Boston Celtics and the rest of the league. What happens next? Will there at least be playoffs? Will there be a March Madness-style tournament to determine the lower seeds? Most of this can’t be answered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a worst-case scenario, the league takes all precautions necessary and cancels the remainder of the season, thus pushing us into the offseason with a mountain of unanswered questions to follow.
Prior to the postponement, the Boston Celtics were enjoying sitting third in the Eastern Conference and only three games behind the Toronto Raptors for the second seed. Despite having a decent amount of success and an obvious boost in locker room chemistry compared to last room, doubts swirled heavily on the current roster’s ability to truly compete for a championship this year.
Young players in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have started to blossom into the stars that many Celtics fans had their fingers crossed for after years of speculation in which way would the future of the organization would arrive. Even so, the duo has more strides to make alongside an All-Star pairing of Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker, leaving general manager Danny Ainge with difficult decisions at some point in the months to come.
With that, some players may be on the move when the offseason truly does arrive.