Team analysis: Boston Celtics

Kevin Garnett

With his health back, something of a reemergence isn't out of the question for Garnett this season. (NBA.com)

Depth chart:

PG: Rajon Rondo, Nate Robinson, Delonte West, Avery Bradley, Oliver Lafayette

SG: Ray Allen, Von Wafer

SF: Paul Pierce, Marquis Daniels

PF: Kevin Garnett, Glen Davis, Luke Harangody

C: Jermaine O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal, Semih Erden, Kendrick Perkins

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Rajon Rondo – PG (Rd. 2): 15.5 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 2.5 Stl

Paul Pierce – G/F (Rd. 3-4): 17.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Kevin Garnett – PF (Rd. 4-6): 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ray Allen – SG (Rd. 6-7): 15 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl

Jermaine O’Neal – C (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Blk

Nate Robinson – G (Rd. 13+):  5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Delonte West – G (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Shaquille O’Neal (Rd. 13+): 8.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Blk

Glen Davis – F/C (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 3 Reb

Semih Erden – C (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

Sleeper:

Erden

Most likely to surprise:

Garnett

Most likely to disappoint:

Rondo

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Allen, Robinson

Things to watch:

  • if reports of a healthier Garnett bear any fruit
  • how the O’Neals affect the team’s production — more open three-point looks?
  • how the timeshare plays out when Perkins returns

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 19th
  • FGM: 21st
  • FGA: 30th
  • FG%: 4th
  • FT%: 21st
  • 3PTM: 16th
  • Reb: 29th
  • Ast: 2nd
  • TO: T21st
  • Stl: 2nd
  • Blk: T15th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B

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