Way Too Early Celtics Predictions 2022-23

Way Too Early Celtics Predictions 2022-23

The Celtics won their first game of the season, and they are only looking up from here. Tommy Burch dives into the game, and what we may see from the Celtics this season.

Way Too Early Celtics Predictions 2022-23

The Celtics came through on their first game of the season, making a statement against the 76ers with a 9-point win. There has been an overwhelming sense of unrest in Boston, especially due to the Ime Udoka situation. With so much uncertainty, the first game was going to determine what the rest of the season looks like.

Celtics fans can sit back more comfortably with the win, especially after beating a prominent team in the East. After some great performances by the Jay’s and their supporting cast, our predictions for the 2022 season have drastically changed.

Team Record: 54-28 (2nd seed)

The Celtics roster looks just as good, if not better than last year. The addition of Malcolm Brogdon gives them a new utility to their game, making them more well-rounded. Once Robert Williams III is back in action, we will see the best form of Boston basketball we have since the championship run in 2008.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both had 35 points, scoring over half of the team’s total points in the game. Grant Williams was 100% from the field off the bench with 15 points, really proving his point as one of the bench bigs in the NBA.

Jayson Tatum: 28 Pts, 7.5 rebounds, 4 assists (2nd in MVP voting)

Tatum just came off of a career year, with almost 27 points a game, followed by 8 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He earned the nod for First Team All-NBA, proving he is one of the best 10 players in the league. I am confident that he takes a full step up this year, making it to the next level.

The first game will not indicate the rest of the season for him, but I am going to bet on him being more consistent this year. I don’t believe he will score less than 10 points in a game barring injury, and we could not bet on him doing that last year.

Robert Williams III: DPOY Candidate, NBA Blocks Leader

After injuries kept him off the court, it is expected that a fully healthy Time Lord is on the way. He averaged 2.2 blocks per game last year, and if he maintains that production in 2022, he should be more than capable of taking the crown.

Of the top 20 eligible players, he has the lowest number of games played. With that, he was still ranked 3rd in total blocks, and that leaves more than enough speculation that he will earn his spot at the top.

Jaylen Brown: No More No. 2

Jaylen Brown should no longer be considered the second option for this offense, he will be the second star. During the playoffs last year, Brown proved he never had an off night, playing some of his best basketball during the most important time of the year.

He tied Tatum for 35 points last game, playing the same amount of minutes. This means when Tatum is out or having one of his infamous bad games, Brown is ready to blow up. He will be an All-Star with Tatum, and may even make an All-NBA team.


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