The 2019-20 regular season was without a doubt a major success for the Boston Celtics. However, that does not mean there weren’t a few let downs along the way.
With the state in which the nation, let alone the globe is in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of the 2019-20 NBA season is without a doubt in limbo. Because of this, the successes that teams like the Boston Celtics, and the struggles that teams like the Golden State Warriors endured throughout this year’s campaign could very well wind up nullified.
If this does turn out to be the case, and the rest of the season is deemed over, all organizations and fanbases can do is look ahead towards the future seasons to come, and look back at the season that was.
For Celtics fans, no matter which way they turn, it should warrant a smile to form on ones face. Looking forward, the team has a fantastic young core in tow for many more years, and have the potential to add to said core with three first round picks coming in this year’s NBA Draft.
Looking back on the season, however, one can’t help but think of the strengthened chemistry, the improvements from both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the invaluable leadership from Kemba Walker and their surprisingly great fifth best record in the entire league (43-21).
Almost everything that could have gone right for the Boston Celtics this year did: Tatum took the leap to All-Star status; Marcus Smart inserted himself into the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year; the team clinched it’s sixth consecutive postseason spot.
Yup, 2019-20 was, for the most part, a joyous season for Boston. However, this does not mean that there weren’t a few let downs along the way. Perhaps the biggest hiccup this team faced throughout the year: underwhelming performances from some of their players.
Let’s take a look at which C’s underwhelmed the most this year.