Found August 06, 2012 on Pass The Pill:
Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett
credit: Much has been made of the supposed drama between Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics. Stories have been flying around about the relationship between Ray and point guard Rajon Rondo, as well as head coach Doc Rivers. Allen seemed to be upset when the team signed shooting guard Jason Terry, seemingly to take his place. He then decided to sign with the rival Miami Heat, upsetting many Boston fans. But can you really blame him? At that point, returning to Boston would mean competing for minutes with Avery Bradley and Terry. Talk about a log jam. Believe it or not, the Celtics have gotten better. Significantly better. It all started with bringing back Kevin Garnett, who played at an extremely high level during the playoffs. With Jason Terry, the Celtics get a player similar to Allen, yet more diverse on the offensive end. They drafted Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo to beef up the front court a bit. Although Melo might not contribute much, Sullinger has the potential to be a presence in the low post immediately if he can stay healthy. Jeff Green looks to be back after missing all of last season. He gives the team a solid forward option who can guard multiple positions and add some athleticism to a team that severely lacked it. Also gives them another player that can run with Rondo. Bringing back starter Brandon Bass at a reasonable rate was a solid move. He started to find his role in Boston, and has showed steady improvement. Not to mention, they added swingman Courtney Lee from the Houston Rockets to replace Mickael Pietrus. Anyone who watched the Celtics this season knows that this is a major improvement. Pietrus had his moments in Boston, but did not play terribly well in whole. He was a solid defender, but always seemed to make a boneheaded play on a consistent basis. And offensively, he was limited almost entirely to the three point line. So for now, their starting lineup looks like Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett. The bench consists of Courtney Lee, Jared Sullinger, Jason Terry, and the newly signed Jason Collins. This is a team that seemed to run out of firepower against the Miami Heat last season. By replacing Ray Allen with Jason Terry, Pietrus with Lee, and adding Jared Sullinger, Jeff Green, Jason Collins, this team looks ready to go. Celtics fans, don’t be bitter. The team already replaced Ray with Terry before he even bolted to Miami. And besides, they’re a better team than last year. Follow us on Twitter The post Did the Boston Celtics get better by losing Ray Allen? appeared first on Pass The Pill.

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