Boston Celtics fans, it’s hard to believe, but the Celtics have completed 20% of their 2013-2014 regular season schedule so far!
That’s right: Boston has already completed 16 games, the most in the NBA so far. And, while the 6-10 record the Celtics hold isn’t pretty, it puts them a mere 1.5 games out of first place in the (insert your adjective here) Atlantic Division.
At times, the Celtics have looked like a team that is destined to be picking within the top three of the 2014 NBA Draft, but at other times, these Celtics have been entertaining and, quite honestly, and bit of a surprise. Beating the Heat in Miami. Holding second-half leads against both the San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers. Coming back from ten down, on the road, to Atlanta. There’s been some good moments, and with good moments come solid play from guys on the Celtics’ roster.
But which player on the Boston Celtics has been the most valuable player, the player without whom the Celtics would have at least three less wins and three more losses on their record, so far?
In my opinion, it’s not an easy question to answer, as the team is made up of players who each bring a specific strength to the hardwood every night. Jeff Green is Boston’s leading scorer; Jared Sullinger, the team’s best rebounder; Jordan Crawford, the assist leader; Avery Bradley, the team’s best defender who is averaging the most steals per game; and Brandon Bass is kind of the glue that holds this crazy cast of characters together.
In other words, this Celtics team really epitomizes team basketball so far, and doesn’t seem to necessarily rely on any one player. However, if you had to identify a player who has the greatest impact on whether the Celtics win or lose, who would you pick?
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