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Boston Celtics preview with Alex Kungu


The first part of a podcast series breaking down the Eastern Conference, Mike Bossetti is joined by Boston Celtics writer Alex Kungu as the two discuss what to expect from the Celtics this season and preview a potential Toronto, Boston showdown.

The latest episode of Raptors Rapture podcast is the first of a series breaking down the each potential Eastern Conference playoff team. Alex Kungu of CelticsBlog joins to discuss who is the real Eastern Conference favorite and preview a potential Eastern Conference Finals showdown.

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Favorites in the East?

After the Kawhi Leonard trade, are the Boston Celtics still the favorite in the East? Toronto might have the best defense in the conference, but Boston has more offensive versatility and more capable scorers.

Finding the rotation

Boston has so many talented wings supposedly all wanting minutes; Brad Stevens will face a much different challenge than the season prior. Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier’s contract status will make the lack of minutes even more challenging.

Who is projected to be in the Boston Celtics playoff rotation? As crazy as it sounds, Marcus Morris is not a lock to receive consistent minutes. Depending on the matchup Stevens may need to pick one out of Daniel Theis, Marcus Morris, and Semi Ojeleye.

Boston’s rotation also is dependent on if they attempt to duck the tax.

Playoff Matchup

Mike and Alex discuss what a potential playoff matchup between Boston and Toronto may look like. Who/What are the biggest strengths for each team and what may ultimately decide the series.

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