The C's will NOT make the playoffs this season. I'm not a hater, and I think they'll be a fun team to watch- I'm just saying it's time to get excited about the lottery.
Like most of you, I think they will be competitive. I think Brad will have them compete well against every team, night in and night out. They just have too many unestablished roles and rotations that will prevent them from closing out games.
-We don't know the starting 5.
-We're not sure if Rondo can, effectively, be the team's leader considering his past relationship with Doc and Ray.
-We haven't established a go-to guy like Pierce when you need a big basket following a timeout, or during the closing stretch of a game.
-We haven't got a defensive anchor like Garnett was (sure, KG started looking old last season and wasn't that great, but just his presence would keep teams honest). We don't have a veteran big who can call out plays on defense like Garnett did.