Vegas Over/Under: 56.5
The Record Projection: 52-30 of fromal The Bet: Beneath with confidence
We are operating under the exact same assumption that led Vegas to place the over/under in 56.5 wins: Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics, since the onus is on the Cleveland Cavaliers to veto a transaction that is close to processing.
Until this situation is solved, we’ll be factoring in a changing of the guard from Isaiah Thomas into Irving, in addition to the departures of Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic.
Boston went through a lot of tumult this offseason to relish roster continuity. Few members of last year’s team stay, which is always debatable in a a league which has numerous benefits gleaned from preexisting chemistry.
Talented as Gordon Hayward, Irving, Jayson Tatum and another novices might be, they’ll undergo an inevitable adjustment period that prevents them from working out with the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed.
Plus, we can not forget what they dropped.
Avery Bradley was a piece on both ends of the floor. The situation for Boston is that replacing him is a clean. But there is no way to replicate what Crowder attracted to the proverbial table; the C’s were 11.5 points per 100 possessions better on the ground.
This group will be one of the very best from the East, competing throughout the year for billing. From the time the playoffs roll around, the Celtics could be the favorites to advance to the NBA Finals and end LeBron James’ reign of terror.
Just do not be surprised when they go through some hard times .
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