Well, Boston Celtics fans, tomorrow is the big day.
Of course, this can mean different things to different people. If you’re my oldest son, tomorrow is a big day because his grandparents are buying a new puppy.
If you’re a Team USA fan, tomorrow is a big day because the final roster will be set.
And if you’re a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, tomorrow is a big day because August 23 is the day when the Cavs can finally trade Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the services of one Kevin Love.
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 19, 2014
I’ll let you decide, but this much is clear: one team is a hell of a lot closer to contending for a championship this season, while the other is trading away its best player for the second time in a decade.
As I alluded to earlier, Team USA will finalize its 12-man roster tomorrow. Some people are against seeing high-profile players compete with Team USA, as it increases their risk of injury. With risk comes rewards, however, so here’s a look at the positive benefits of playing with Team USA.
(Are there negative benefits? As George Carlin used to say, “Extra word!”)
I leave you this morning with two pieces about Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The first one looks at what coach Stevens expects out of Celtics rookie James Young, while the second provides a glimpse at just how far Avery Bradley believes the Boston Celtics can go with Stevens on the bench.