We've discussed our hopes for players on the roster to develop into potential stars, but a look at the WORST case scenario for this team is very bleak. In fact, a more realistic outcome this year is a blend of the best and worst case. I would not be surprised if 3 or more of the following happen:
Rondo: Does not regain his full potential after his comeback from injury. Not really a top tier PG and no longer of interest to other teams in trade. This makes him even more petulent.
Sully: Reinjures his back. Future career in the NBA is in jeopardy.
Fav: Turns out to be as bad of a Center as we all fear. We need to play Oly and other PFs at the center position.
Oly: Summer league does not translate to real world NBA. He isn't athletic enough to compete at PF and he gets bullied underneath at Center. Yi Jainlain anyone?
Bradley: Never does regain his confidence and outside shot. He is what we saw in the playoffs last year... dispensible.
Green: Continues his inconsistent play.
Brooks: Can't play D and Stevens won't tolerate it.
Hump, Wallace and Bogans: Know their time with the Celtics is brief and unwanted. They play with no desire, energy and a bad attitude.
I don't expect to much contribution or impact from others on the roster one way or the other.