The Ides of March is upon us and like Julius Caesar, the current state of the Boston Celtics has us worried of potential harm as any number of teams in the Eastern Conference are looking to remove the Celtics from atop the standings. Whether it be due to injury or simply old age, the Boston Celtics are on a roller coaster ride heading for the postseason hoping to have their main group of players ready and able to contribute when the games start to matter most. The Celtics are good enough to win in the regular season, but that means nothing when you are facing quality opponents in the post season.
One would have to feel better about the state of the second unit and what they bring to the table, but will this be enough? At last week’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Celtics had an extended run with Jeff Green, Troy Murphy, Carlos Arroyo, Nenad Krstic and Sasha Pavlovic as they looked to erase a 20 point deficit to the lowly Clippers. All five on the floor where either on other teams or watching the NBA from their sofa a few weeks earlier. The Celtics need to get these players plenty of opportunities for minutes down the stretch as they are a KG turned ankle away from being a starter expected to put up big numbers.
What do you think?