The Boston Celtics will get an opportunity to prove themselves against another Eastern Conference rival this week, scheduled to hit the road against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Although the hometown Bulls will be without their starting point guard Derrick Rose, that’s not to say they aren’t still imposing figures on the NBA betting line.
For Boston, settling into a new routine is still priority No. 1. With veteran Ray Allen now a member of the Miami Heat, much of the perimeter focus has fallen on offseason acquisition Jason Terry. Terry, the one-time Dallas Mavericks champ, provides an invaluable deep threat that on paper, complements Boston’s Rajon Rondo-and-Paul Pierce-oriented attack admirably.
There’s no guarantee that the transition will run smoothly, but if it does, expect another season wherein this Boston franchise is a legitimate contender.
If the Celtics are going to live up to their spot on the NBA futures, however, they’re going to have to start winning games agai...