The season is young, but Boston is looking like a team that will be competing with the best of them in the Eastern Conference. This is going to be fun.
After three games, the Boston Celtics are 2-1, the same record to start last season as well. This year is a little different; I feel much more confident in this 2-1 team compared to last year.
The best part about this upcoming season is that there are no high expectations. Yes, this is the Boston Celtics. The hope is to always compete for a championship. But after last year, we have a new set of expectations.
Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics have officially agreed to a four-year, $115M contract extension. This deal takes Brown out of the free agency market for next offseason and locks him up alongside Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, and soon-to-be Jayson Tatum for years to come.
This is a big prove-it year for Jaylen, and if it works out well, he'll be collecting a huge paycheck soon.
Marcus Smart is the longest-tenured Celtic on the roster. Now that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are gone, there's nobody that really deserves to be named captain over Marcus.
The NBA is entering one of the most exciting eras we've seen in a long time. The "superteam era" took over the NBA over the past 5-10 years. Now, the era of superstar duos is here.
Five years down the line when Tatum continues to develop and polish his skills on both ends of the court, there's a real possibility that his name will be consistently mentioned in the MVP race.