Author: @connor_casey5

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE CELTICS?

In a night filled with anticipation and excitement, a 102-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers seemed insignificant to the Boston Celtics. The image of Gordon Hayward laying on the ground and pointing at his left ankle in shock will stick in the minds of fans across the NBA. According to many media outlets, Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle and has been flown back to Boston to undergo surgery. A timetable for his return has not been specified. It seems trivial to talk about what the team does going forward in the face of such a devastating injury, but...

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THE JAYSON TATUM ERA IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

The circumstances around the arrival of Jayson Tatum in Boston are…peculiar. The Celtics hit the jackpot with the number one pick after years of being screwed by the ping-pong balls. In a draft that was both deep, and filled with potential franchise-altering talent, Boston held the reigns. Fans could hardly contain themselves after combing through highlight clips of Markell Fultz, the presumptive top pick out of Washington. Then Danny Ainge trades the pick. The team drops down to the third pick, Fultz heads to Atlantic division rival Philadelphia, and Tatum lands in our laps. Oh how quickly things can...

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FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 BOSTON CELTICS

The Boston Celtics are officially ready for the 2017-2018 regular season. Training camp and four preseason games are in the books. Roles are being defined and the chemistry is on the rise. In honor of Zach Lowe’s annual NBA predictions column, here are five bold predictions for the upcoming Celtics season! ARON BAYNES WILL BE A MORE IMPORTANT ADDITION THAN MARCUS MORRIS Baynes has been a revelation in the preseason. Before suffering a hyperextended left kneeĀ against the 76ers, he had been a pleasant surprise for the C’s. His stats, eight points and a little over four rebounds in 14...

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TERRY ROZIER BEGS FOR MORE MINUTES

Coming into the 2017-2018 season, the Boston Celtics had a lot of uncertainty. With only four players remaining from last year’s team, the depth and chemistry were gone. Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward added top-notch talent, but there were plenty of question marks, especially with the bench. Flash forward to the preseason and Terry Rozier is starting to destroy some of those question marks. Dynamic on both ends of the floor, Rozier has quickly proven to everyone that he has taken a big leap forward. In 61 preseason minutes Terry Rozier has 35 pts, 14 rebs, 10 assists, 5...

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