15th August 14:06
what is this strange optimistic feeling?
After watching the last two pre-season games, I am really looking forward to
this season. I liked Antoine a lot but can see that him moving on may be
better for him and for the Celtics. I think we are going to do much better
than the pundits think this time out, rebuilding or not. Kedrick has really
come on, if Vinny keeps up his recent form he is going to be a significant
presence, Banks improved a lot over the course of the pre season and he is
FAST. Raef struck me as a smart player with good fundamentals. So way I see
it we have some serious inside presence, a good point guard combo with a lot
more to come, and some real speed. Finally, we have depth, no more looking
at Bruno on the Celtics bench and feeling deep despair.
The thing about Antoine and Paul was they helped in a lot of games but you
always felt there just wasn't any upside with the team and at times it was
dull to watch when Antoine was having one of his less impressive outings.
The last two games regardless of the fact we won them both have also been a
lot of fun to watch.
Still work to do and lets not get to ahead of ourselves, but I reckon we are
going to be a real force in the East this year.