With a year at the NBA level under his belt, Brad Stevens will lead a team of players who have a lot of faith in him.
Rajon Rondo is the clear star of this Celtics team, but there's one guard looking to make a big leap and another preparing for his first NBA season.
11mUpon further review, Celtics coach Brad Stevens came away with the same conclusion he had moments after Monday's loss to Toronto: The Celtics have to become a better team defensively.
11mCeltics rookie Phil Pressey spent all of the C's 97-89 preseason loss to Toronto in towel-waiving mode Monday night on the bench.
11mJeff Green and Gerald Wallace logged all the minutes at small forward in Boston's 97-89 preseason loss to Toronto.
11mVitor Faverani began playing in Spain as a teenager and is taking some of the traditions with him in his first NBA season, starting with his sleeping habits.
11mThe bad news is that the Celtics defense is nowhere near where it needs to be. The good news is that it's only been one game, and Brad Stevens plans on working it out.
11mThe preseason is meant to experiment, and that's what Brad Stevens did. He may have found something in Jared Sullinger, Gerald Wallace, and Kelly Olynyk out there at once.
11mThe Celtics had plenty of questions heading into their first preseason game, and still have much more to address going forward.