Rusty Men in Green or Veteran Champions
Are the Celtics too old to win a championship? That is debatable. Some fans including me, think that the Celtics have their chances of winning the title with their veteran plays and experience. The real question is; are they going to be a winning team after two years? The average age of the Celtics is about 28 years. With Kristc, the average age for the starters is about 30 years. Shaq, the average age is even worse with a whopping 34 years (including Rondo age 24)! “The Celtics are not too old because, they have Rondo who can energize the team and “Big Baby” Davis brings the hustle to the court” says Joe Rizzo.
Suppose the Celtics don’t make any good trades in the next couple of years, then Rondo might be a great point guard but the Celtics’ chances of being championship contenders will be scarce. Right now, they have a solid chance to be a jeopardous team heading to the playoffs. The Celtics need to work on rebounding and limiting turnovers. They are next to last in rebounding. Thanks to Rondo, they are the league leaders in assists. Sean Nichols said, “The Celtics are not old because, they have experienced players and a bench which is young and talented,”
The Celtics have a few choices on how they are going to proceed well in their games. They could wait for a couple first round draft picks and develop them to make a young Celtics team but, that would take forever and many disappointing seasons. All they need to have a winning record for the next couple of years are YOUNG PLAYERS. The Celtics still have the stingiest defense in the league by giving up only 91 points. They have to be more consistent in games. Half their losses have come from teams that are below .500 in game winning percentage. The Celtics were completely capable of winning against these teams. They can’t win the championship if this continues. “I don’t think that statistics matter because, a team with worse statistics can beat a team with better stats. What matters is how much a team wants to win.” says Ms. Spackman. They have a great chance of winning their 18th title despite Miami’s fiasco and the Spurs spectacular record. If they are consistent, things will not go awry.