Power Rankings: C's dead last in Week 1
Writes curator Marc Stein: "That six-year contract from the Celts affords Brad Stevens more security and leeway than pretty much any coach on the NBA map not named Popovich. Yet it still has to be culture shock to be staring at the first three-game losing streak he's lived through since December 2011 back at Butler U."
This week's schedule features a visit from No. 29 Utah on Wednesday, while the Celtics are on the road against Memphis (15), Orlando (17), and Miami (5).
Play Podcast ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates covers expectations for Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' outlook, LeSean McCoy's injury and Alex Smith's contract negotiations with the Chiefs.
Play Podcast Buster Olney and Justin Havens discuss how teams that made major deals have fared since the deadline. Plus, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on the strange circumstances caused by weather.