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Where does our roster rank in the Eastern Conference?

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Which Eastern Conference Rosters are worse than the Celtics?

Washington Wizards
93
12%
Charlotte Hornets
79
11%
Cleveland Cavaliers
96
13%
Detroit Pistons
97
13%
Chicago Bulls
54
7%
Orlando Magic
96
13%
New York Knicks
53
7%
Indiana Pacers
76
10%
Toronto Raptors
82
11%
Atlanta Hawks
22
3%
 
Total votes: 748

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Where does our roster rank in the Eastern Conference? 

Post#1 » by BostonCouchGM » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:13 am

I didn't include the Nets, Bucks, Heat and Sixers because the poll doesn't allow for more than 10 choices. Of the rest, where do we stand after the draft and the majority of the major FA moves have been made? If there's more trades or moves happen to change your mind you can alter your votes.

Seeing it all on one page and it's tough to tell where we stand. I can see anywhere from #4 seed if everything went right and other teams had injuries to us not even making the playoffs because the bottom feeders have improved dramatically while we have made more lateral moves. What say you?


BOS

Smart-Pritchard-Madar
Richardson-Langford
Brown-Nesmith
Tatum-Williams
Horford-Timelord

BK

Irving-Mills-Johnson
Harden-Harris-Brown
Durant-Johnson
Griffin-Sharpe
Jordan-Claxton

ATL

Young-Cooper-Wright-Williams
Hunter-Huerter
Bogdanovic-Reddish
Collins-Gallinari-Johnson
Capela-ThompsonOkongwu

CHA

Ball-Smith
Rozier-Bouknight
Bridges-McDaniels
Hayward-Washington
Jones-Biyombo-Carey Jr.

CHI

Ball-Caruso
LaVine-White-Dosumno
DeRozan
Williams-Markkenen-Young
Vucevic

CLE

Garland-Rubio
Sexton
Okoro-Osman
Love-Nance
Allen-Mobley

DET

Cade-Hayes
Jackson-Diallo
Bey
Grant-Sekou
Olynyk-Stewart

IND

Brogdon-McConnell
LeVert-Lamb
Warren
Sabonis-Brissett
Turner-Bitazde-Jackson

MIA

Lowry
Robinson-Herro
Butler
Tucker-Morris
Adebayo-Yurtzseven-Dedmon

MIL

Jrue-Hill
DiVencenzo-Allen-Connaughton
Middleton--Nwora-Semi
Giannis-Portis
Lopez-Mamukelashvili


NYN

Rose-Burks
Barrett-Quickley
Fournier-Grimes-Knox
Randle-Gibson-Toppin
Robinson-Noel-Sims

ORL

Suggs-Fultz
Harris-Anthony-Hampton
Wagner (Franz)-Okeke-Bacon
Isaac-Wagner (Mo)
WCJ-Bamba

PHI

Simmons-Milton
Curry-Maxey-Korkmaz
Green-Thybulle
Harris-Reed
Embiid-Drummond-Bassey


TOR

VanVleet-Dragic
Trent Jr.
Anunoby-Barnes
Siakam-Achiuwa
Birch-Boucher

WASH

Dinwiddie-Holiday
Beal-KCP
Kispert-Kuzma-Avdija
Hachimura-Bertans-Todd
Harrell-Gafford
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Post#2 » by keevsnick1 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:24 am

So what I've settled on is this.

A core rotation of Smart, Pritchard, Richardson, Brown, Nesmith, Tatum, Horford, Williams actually isnt bad. Its a little light on shooting, but thats eight guys with a chance to be playoff level players. If you can use the tax or Non-tax MLE to either find a big wing like Otto Porter/Rudy Gay or bring in a decent shooter like Patty Mills or Reggie Jackson on a one year prove it deal then even better, now you're nine deep. With Langford/GWill as wildcards.

To me the only teams in the east obviously better than you are MIL and BRK. You could finish as high as third or as low as like 8th again depending on injury luck, seasonal variation in shooting numbers, ect. A lot will just depend of whether Tatum and or Brown take another leap forward.
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Post#3 » by jfs1000d » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:36 am

2 or 3. Depends on if Simmons gets better.

Horford and Richardson will help.


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Post#4 » by makubesu » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:37 am

How good is Washington now? It seems like they’ve got a lot of role players in place now, so they’ll just give the keys to Beal and see where he takes them.
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Post#5 » by hugepatsfan » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:47 am

I think the Cavs/Pistons/Magic/Raptors are worse. CHA/CHI/WAS/IND/NYK are debatable. ATL you have to give respect for on paper after their playoff run, along with BRK/PHI/MIL/MIA all being clearly better on paper.

So, IMO, I have us right now ranging from just escaping the playoff as the 6 seed to just missing it as the 11 seed. And I'd say closer to 11 than 6 tbh. But more offseason moves to come so we'll see.
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Post#6 » by themoneyteam2 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:47 am

Probably 4th. Biggest difference to me is lack of shot creators and shooters off the bench. We saw this year how the Bucks and Hawks both had multiple guys other than stars who could realistically get you 20. Who is that on this roster? Richardson? Pritchard?
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Post#7 » by Darthlukey » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:49 am

Oops, misread the poll
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Post#8 » by Drax » Tue Aug 3, 2021 8:08 am

I think the Celtics are below the Nets and the Bucks. After that it's a free for all.

I don't think the roster was bad last season and i don't think its bad now. What we were missing was cohesive play of the entire team. With a new head coach and a clear hierarchy on the roster, internal improvement and the minor roster shake up i think we're in for a good season. Not championship level season but exciting.
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Post#9 » by Patsfan1081 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:22 pm

They were worse than NY and Miami who got better. Nets and Bucks are def better, and even with their issues Philly is better and so is Atlanta. So 7th I’m guessing, same as last year unless they improve their chemistry.
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Post#10 » by flintsky21 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:39 pm

themoneyteam2 wrote:Probably 4th. Biggest difference to me is lack of shot creators and shooters off the bench. We saw this year how the Bucks and Hawks both had multiple guys other than stars who could realistically get you 20. Who is that on this roster? Richardson? Pritchard?

Exactly. And there aren't much shot creators left on the market. Malik Monk would be great.
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Post#11 » by Spin Move » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:50 pm

There is no arguing the Nets, Bucks, Heat are better right now, the next tier of Philly, (they probabbly are better but depends what the eventual simmons trade returns) Atlanta, NY and us is where we fit. Puts us somewhere in the 5 to 7 seed range.
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Post#12 » by captain green » Tue Aug 3, 2021 8:39 pm

I think we are fifth best at most bucks, nets, heat, atlanta are all better.
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Post#13 » by cloverleaf » Tue Aug 3, 2021 8:55 pm

captain green wrote:I think we are fifth best at most bucks, nets, heat, atlanta are all better.


This, though until a couple more moves are made, I think they're more likely just where they were last season.
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Post#14 » by dkb9696 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 9:59 pm

Not that it really matters in regards to these rankings, but Achiuwa was traded to Toronto in the Lowry sign and trade. I am not a fan of the overall roster, but Tatam/Brown are such a great duo. If they keep developing and are even better this year then I would only have Nets-Bucks-Heat above them.
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Post#16 » by grindtime22 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 10:18 pm

4th or 5th

Our roster makes way more sense this year than last year. Almost everybody can defend and we should be very switchable with no Kemba or Teague. Shedding the burden of feeling like we have to play Thompson should also really help. Our top 2 centers can act as hubs to greatly help with the playmaking instead of clogging everything up. There should be a lot of internal improvement with so many key young players.

I think we have a decent chance against anybody other than a healthy Nets in the playoffs.
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Post#17 » by LewisnotMiller » Tue Aug 3, 2021 10:55 pm

We need to go and get Boomers Thybulle. I wanted Boomers Mills, but sadly now need to watch him try and add some class to the frigging Nets.
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Post#18 » by jmr07019 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 10:55 pm

Tier 1 - Nets and Bucks

Tier 2 - Philly, Miami, Atlanta

Tier 3 - Boston, Knicks, Chicago

Tier 4 - Charlotte, Toronto, Washington, Indy

Tier 5 - Cleveland, Detroit, Orlando,
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Post#19 » by Hal14 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 11:06 pm

grindtime22 wrote:4th or 5th

Our roster makes way more sense this year than last year. Almost everybody can defend and we should be very switchable with no Kemba or Teague. Shedding the burden of feeling like we have to play Thompson should also really help. Our top 2 centers can act as hubs to greatly help with the playmaking instead of clogging everything up. There should be a lot of internal improvement with so many key young players.

I think we have a decent chance against anybody other than a healthy Nets in the playoffs.

good point about both our centers this year (horford and rob) being offensive hubs. We saw it a lot last year with Rob being a really good passer from the high post, hitting cutters and stuff and obviously we know Horford is really good at that too - Rob probably learned a lot of that sh*t from playing with Horford his rookie year. I feel like you play Horford and Rob 24 mins each and that way you keep both of them fresh and healthy throughout the season.

Agreed about internal improvement with the young guys. Tatum, Brown, Pritchard, Nesmith, Grant W, Rob, Langford. All are between age 21-24. They're all still getting better.
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Post#20 » by Fantaxp7 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 11:14 pm

I think we could be in the 3 spot if healthy and things go our way...So maybe 4-5 more realistically.

Our team had some serious chemistry issues and I think or hope with all our changes we should see us get back on track.

Bench depth so was bad last year. Even if we are taking a bit of a risk with Richardson and Dunn It's hard to believe they will be worse than Semi and Thompson. Richardson may start but he isn't as hyped up as he once was hopefully he can be competent and Dallas was more of a fluke...

And speaking of horrid bench Langford (finally healthy) and Nesmith were definitely a positive at the end of the season. I'm very excited to see what they will bring to the table this season. They were mostly written off by everyone but finally showed up. And Pritchard had his ups and downs let's see what a full year brings for him. I'm expecting a much improved bench vs hoping our previous various player would pan out like Semi/Grant/Yabusele/etc...These guys I have more confidence in. Also I have one more season's patience for Grant Williams...so let's see where the goes

Kemba, the few times he was on the court and playing like Kemba was still not a great fit for the Jays. I feel like he never really engaged them within the offense. Even though there is that massive talent gap with Horford he is a willing and good passer and his spacing the floor as we know helps open things up.

One X factor for us is Rob Williams. Here's to hoping the Celtics are doing everything they can to work with him to avoid injury. His freak athleticism seems to be what get's him injured all the time.

Lastly, another year of growth from our young studs who we forget are still a ways away from their primes. We often look at their early success as good and bad and that maybe it got to their heads. This past season hopefully was humbling and maybe even this year as well...But it's all part of their growth.

I'm cautiously optimistic about this upcoming season.

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