The common season is sort of upon us. By now in case you are anything else like me, you’ve already learn the entire previews, listened to the entire podcasts, and get a hold of your individual predictions and projections.
Throw all of that into the trash bin of your minds and center of attention, as a result of that is the entire preview that you wish to have. My annual SWAGs!
I made up our minds to move complete on optimist for those, so buckle up all you realists (and if we’re being actual, let’s simply name you pessimists).
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown transform the primary Co-MVP teammates
The MVP award in most cases favors the most efficient participant on the most efficient crew. But what occurs when the most efficient crew runs away with the common season and is led by means of two implausible celebrity stage avid gamers who each and every give a contribution closely within the crew’s good fortune? Sometimes they break up the vote and a participant from every other crew reaps the advantages. Not this 12 months, as a result of we’re making them a bundle deal.
This is simplest honest after years of getting to reply to questions on “who’s better?” and “can they play together?” The solutions to these questions will likely be “who cares?” and a convincing “yup!” Luka Doncic finishes second as some oldschool electorate simply can’t forestall themselves from balloting for one-man-teams.
Brad Stevens will NOT make a industry earlier than the cut-off date
You can’t strengthen upon perfection, so why would you get a divorce one thing this is understanding so nice? Furthermore, why would you are expecting Stevens to mention anything else rather then “we are looking at a returning Robert Williams as our deadline addition.” (or one thing similarly uninteresting)
That’s to not say that the Celtics received’t be enthusiastic about industry rumors (actual or no longer). Stevens has traded his first rounder 3 years in a row and will likely be tempted to take action once more. He’s additionally were given TPEs, Gallo’s contract, and possession approval to spend. But if it ain’t broke…
Grant Williams will get started the primary ever podcast recorded whilst at the courtroom enjoying
We’ve noticed avid gamers get mic’d up. We’ve noticed energetic avid gamers produce podcasts. We’ve noticed Grant Williams by no means forestall working his mouth. It simplest is smart to run his mouth whilst mic’d up and generating his (closely edited by means of league officers) ideas out to the sector.
Joe Mazzulla turns into the primary ever Interim trainer to win Coach of the Year
Near as I will be able to inform, no period in-between trainer has ever received Coach of the Year. Then once more, close to as I will be able to inform, no Finals contender has ever suspended their trainer for the 12 months, so we’re in unchartered territory right here.
Not simplest will the Celtics run away with the most efficient document, yet they’ll do it with simply the suitable mix of items that labored ultimate 12 months and new wrinkles that Joe installs and Malcolm Brogdon executes.
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All that issues is the banners and what higher solution to pay tribute to Bill Russell than so as to add every other one to the rafters. It received’t be simple, first they’ll have to move thru a primary spherical matchup with the scrappy Knicks. Then they’ll need to live to tell the tale the up-and-coming-but-not-quite-there Cavaliers. Then they’ll get the rematch that Milwaukee lovers were clamoring for, except for with a wholesome Kris Middleton (with the similar end result). Finally, the Celtics should face and defeat the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Finals.
Oh yeah, and one bonus SWAG for previous time’s sake: Marcus Smart, Finals MVP!
That’s it for me. I stand by means of all of those predictions, as a result of they’ll all be forgotten once the actual video games start. Now it’s your flip. Give us your individual SWAGs for the season.