To many, 2021-22 is viewed as a season in which the Boston Celtics can redeem themselves and get back to respectability after having endured one of their most underwhelming campaigns in recent memory just a year ago.
With a full summer of revamping and retooling the roster, this new-look Cs squad is on a mission to thrust themselves back into the conversation of being considered Eastern Conference elites.
However, before they can officially begin their quest, the team needs to get through the preseason, as they still have a few more games to go between now and their October 20th regular season tip-off against the New York Knicks.
Already completing exhibition No. 1, scrapping out a victory against the Orlando Magic by a final score of 98-97, the shamrocks take to the parquet flooring of the TD Garden once more this Saturday as they find themselves squaring off against the Toronto Raptors.
In this game, there are several things the fans should long to see from their beloved Boston Celtics but, on top of this, we at HH are under the impression that there’s another particular perspective that the team’s loyal followers should come into the night with — a scouting mind-set.
As we mentioned earlier, the Celtics are looking to get themselves back to a level of legitimacy after their mere .500 record 2020-21 season and a rather disappointing first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets that ultimately led to their ouster within five games.
Again, they did do a sound job of restructuring their talent pool this past offseason but the work is far from over and, throughout this year’s campaign they should be heavily focused on trying to bring in some more potential positive contributors.
On the roster of tonight’s opponent alone, there are two players, in specific, that we believe should be on the C’s radar moving forward: