Boston No Shoe-In to Win Division Title
For the first time since the start of the Big Three era, the Atlantic isn’t quite the point-and-laugh spectacle that it’s typically been. You can make the case that four of the five division teams should be playoff contenders (Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn), while even Toronto made moves that could help it take a step forward.
That means Boston’s 16-game division slate will feature an increased degree of difficulty next season. The question for our summer panel is whether the Celtics’ offseason moves were enough to stay ahead of the pack.
Our thoughts? The Celtics maintain an overall edge on the field because of their core chemistry. If Boston can avoid injuries and play to the level its capable of, this team has potential to compete for much loftier goals than the division title (which is typically just a byproduct of overall success).