Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Can They Repeat?
Two weeks from tonight (on October 8) the Boston Celtics will play their first preseason game (against Philadelphia). The Celtics have not won back-to-back championships since the 1968-69 season; it is hard to believe that it has been forty years since the most successful franchise in NBA history has repeated.
The 2008-09 team will be virtually the same one that won last year. James Posey will be hard to replace and the "Big 3" will be a year older; but, the younger players will have another year of experience. And, perhaps, rookies, J. R. Giddens and Bill Walker, can provide a spark off the bench. If Darius Miles is healthy and can return to past levels of performance, we may forget James Posey.