Third day of “Our Summer Truths” series. We have 13 more days to go before our last question. Today we tackle a question that has brought apart many fans during the off-season (at least it was this way on my twitter feed, I don’t know about yours). This question divides the Celtics fan base into two opposing poles. Fans just have a lot of different expectations for next season.
Here at our Causeway roundtable, though, our writers are pretty much settled on the answer. It’s not such a mystery to them. In fact they are all pretty sure they’re totally right when answering this question. It’s funny because we will have to do something about this. We’re supposed to argue and disagree and all. I guess here at the Causeway roundtable we’re all just pretty boring.
So today’s question is simple: are the Celtics making the playoffs next season?
AusCelticsFan: “No. Simple as that. Unless other Eastern Conference teams have some major injuries issues. No.”
GeeZeeCeltics: “No. Jeff Green is great, I love the guy, but when he’s your main go-to guy? Not a playoff team, methinks. I don’t think that Danny pulled the trigger on the Nets deal with playoffs in mind, either. It would take a lot of lucky breaks for the Celtics to make the postseason this coming year. I just don’t think that’s likely. I also don’t think that’s the objective this season.”
SportsGal: “Pass that scotch. Not this year unless it’s by the grace of Red and they catch a break with stronger divisional teams collapsing. Like Melo breaking his tailbone. (Did I say that out loud. Oh-good. I never wish injury on any player. That’s bad juju)”
JoshZavadil: “I’ll shave my armpits and won’t shave my Paul Pierce-style facial hair for three months if the Celtics make the playoffs.” (You may all want to bookmark this in case, you know, the Celtics actually do end up playing in May)
PakkAttackk: “Nope. Celtics do not (will not) want to be good this year. Wiggins, Randle, Exum, Parker, Smart, Harrison Twins, Gordon baby. They aren’t good enough defensively in the paint (good perimeter defense though) & don’t think they have enough offensive firepower to be a playoff team.”
HeisenCelts: “No. No. No. I’m sorry for you if you think the slightest chance this team makes the playoffs exists, because there is no chance at all.”
Please, someone disagree with us! We won’t shoot you for disagreeing I promise. Go at it in the comments below.