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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
C's get a B on NBA report card

By Chris Forsberg

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NBA.com graded the offseason of all 32 teams and the Boston Celtics earned a solid B (only seven teams got a higher mark). Here's the teacher's comments:
Danny Ainge could have really shaken things up this summer, but the Celtics' stars and their coach are back for another run. And though it didn't seem possible, they got even older with the additions of the two O'Neals.

On-the-floor chemistry has been the Celtics' strength for the last three seasons. So integrating Shaq into both the offense and defense will be a critical challenge. But priority No. 1 with this team, as always, is staying healthy.

The Celtics proved last season that they don't need to tear through the regular season. They just need to be fresh come April. And when healthy, Boston is a tough out. They just may be short on talent when it comes to matching up with the new beast of the East, the Miami Heat.

Click HERE to read the full report card.

(h/t: Jay Ouellette)