The quick and obvious answer is "no." But, I think there are a few trends we can identify from the Celtics exhibition numbers that very well may carry over into the regular season:
Is Sullinger the C's best rebounder?
- Jared Sullinger led the team in rebounds, averaging 7 per game. It wouldn't surprise me to see Sullinger finish the year as the C' leading rebounder. With Kevin Garnett's minutes hopefully declining, and the role of starting power forward still up in the air, this is a definite possibility. Sullinger also grabbed 20 offensive boards over the 8 games, almost one third of the team's 66 total. That I'm going to chalk up mostly to a rookie hustling while veterans are taking it easy (especially considering Kris Joseph was second on the team with 9), but it's still encouraging.
- Rajon Rondo (a career 62% foul shooter) knocked down 17 of 22 free throws, good for 77%. I know it's a small sample, but if this is the year the Boston point guard finally gets his jump...