HoopsWorld puts out some questionable content, but its latest offering has me scratching my head. Writer Luke Byrnes lays out "what is reasonable to expect from each team in
the NBA for the upcoming campaign and examine what would classify as a
failure for each squad."
Celtics fail to secure home court advantage in the first round of the
playoffs. I'm sure Celtics fans think I'm selling this team short but
the Eastern Conference is becoming increasingly more competitive and
the Celtics are progressively more fragile with age. Boston is capable
of winning a second NBA title in three years but durability is a
concern for a team whose "Big Three" of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and
Paul Pierce have played a combined 3037 games in their careers. If the
Celtics hope to challenge for the Eastern Conference crown again in
2010, it will require the health of Allen, Garnett and Pierce.
Home court in the first round equates to landing the 4th seed. Is this guy freakin' serious?
Anything short of a seven game series in the Eastern conference finals constitutes failure in my eyes.
Is it me, or is he over emphasizing the age/injury concerns? I am so sick of hearing about this crap.