A new national NBA blog launched today called Crossover Chronicles and I'm happy to say that I'll be a regular contributor to the site. In my first piece, I take a look at the quickly closing window on the Celtics… and how this year might be their last good chance to win it all for a while.
The Celtics stood on that floor in Miami yesterday in disbelief, and in disarray. They have yet to figure out how to fully integrate their new players. Jermaine O’Neal is back but he looked confused at times and he didn’t pull in a single rebound in 14 minutes. Jeff Green looks confused most times and it's getting to a point where you wonder how much confidence these guys will continue to have in him. Nenad Krstic has no idea whether he’s coming or going anymore and, despite his best efforts, is continuing to get lost on defense.
The Celtics have a week to figure things out before the playoffs begin. If they truly want to hang an 18th banner… If they are adamant about getting a second ring because “all the great Celtics won at least two”… then they’re going to have to figure it out now. Because their window is closing fast. The Celtics have been living on borrowed time, and their margin call is coming.
Head on over and check out the whole piece and the whole site. Hope you like it.