The offseason was reminiscent of a storm brewing off a shoreline, that shoreline being the Boston harbor. Danny Ainge was able to collect pieces that will have the Boston Celtics in a better position than last year. This is remarkable considering last year’s team lost to the Miami Heat in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Without diving into all the other noise around the league from Nash to Brooklyn to Dwight, the Celtics took a back seat in terms of media coverage with their moves, which is okay by them. Actually, we heard more about what the Celtics lost (Ray Allen) instead of what they gained (more on this later). A lot of Celtic fans and the media were hung up on the term, Big Three. Without Ray Allen, the fans started to get worrisome that the run was over. Break ups are never easy and often times, emotions get the best of us. Let’s remove emotions and look what the change means.
Ray Allen was hurting the Celtics the past couple of years. I’ve ...