Any avid Celtics fans will understand the pain and struggle of continuous seasons with no success after the miraculous Finals victory in 2008, which was after the first summer with “The Big Three”, including Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett.

Now, each of those players are in a very different environment. Paul Pierce helping out the Clippers this coming season, Kevin Garnett went back home to Minnesota, and Ray Allen just might be taking the year off.

The Boston Celtics were always known as the older team, the more experienced team. Oh boy, how things have changed.  The Celtics are currently tied for the 4th youngest team in the NBA, with an average age of 24.9.

Some key additions throughout the summer was acquiring David Lee from the Warriors, and Amir Johnson from the Raptors.

Currently under the leadership of Isaiah Thomas, who lead the team in points (19 per gm.) and assists (5.4) they obviously need more to compete in an already weakened Eastern Conference with teams like the Cavaliers, Bulls, and Hawks.

They were able to make the playoffs last season as the 7th seed but were swept by a powerful Cavaliers team led by Lebron James.

Do the Celtics have what it takes with the mix of their young stars, and new veterans. We will have to find out?

Hagop Margossian

Founder of Spark Sports