With the acquisitions of players like Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, there are a lot of ways that things could have gone wrong for the Boston Celtics. When you bring in star players together you always run the risk of big egos getting in the way of each other and toes being stepped on. Many times in NBA history, we have seen teams with so much star talent underachieve because they would not sacrifice their production for the greater good of the team.
Porzingis and Holiday, players who could be the number one and two options for most teams in the NBA, seem perfectly fine taking on the roles of third and fourth option.
With the great sacrifices of these two tremendous players, the sky is the limit for the Celtics. The goal for this team is to raise Banner 18 from the TD Garden rafters next fall, and with the first-year pair sacrificing so much already, and being perfectly happy doing so, there is a great chance that will happen at the end of the season.
Boston Celtics still have the league's best starting five, even on nights some of the starters are quiet
The Boston Celtics have arguably the best starting five in the NBA with Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Porzings; a unit featuring only players who could score 25 points on any given night while filling up the stat sheet elsewhere as well.
Celtics fans should be very excited for what will come the rest of the season since championship traits like selflessness, sacrifice, and camaraderie have been present throughout the early portion of it. Many teams that have acquired star talent have failed because of the antithesis of that, so the Celtics can feel good knowing that they will not face that problem.