The Raptors looked to be in a similar situation to Boston as they were expected to rebuild after trading Rudy Gay to Sacramento this season less than a year after acquiring him from the Grizzlies. But then a funny thing happened. All those rotation guys they got from the Kings and their own up-and-coming players like DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry started to gel. Before you knew it, Toronto was leading the Atlantic Division and look like they'll take the division crown.
For Boston, they're still rebuilding and will finish where many expected, at the bottom of the standings.
Even so, Casey seems to like what he sees with the Celtics.
(1/2) Dwane Casey on Celtics rebuild: "It's not your typical rebuilding team bc of how hard they play and they have some seasoned vets..."— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) March 26, 2014
(2/2) Dwane Casey on Celtics rebuild: "..It's an excellent situation as far as growing a team, grooming a team...Their setup is pretty good"— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) March 26, 2014
That's the kind of team you want. If they have to suck, at least they give their all every night. It shows the great job coach Brad Stevens has done to keep his players engaged despite their record and can only pay dividends once this team acquires some real talent to build around these guys.
So the checklist goes:
Talent? on its way
Not bad, as far as rebuilding goes.
@ericblaisdell13 Eric Blaisdell 3/27/2014 08:30:00 PM Tweet