Basketball season is underway with preseason games going on now and so far the Boston Celtics are 1 and 4. No big deal for warm-up games but if you look at the Celtics roster you’ll notice some changes this year. Back are the backbone of the team, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo but gone is three point specialists Ray Allen, who signed with the Miami Heat. The Celtics play the Heat October 30th in Miami as the regular season gets underway. Last year the Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs by the Heat, who went on to win the championship, but this year the Celts have added inside-the-paint height and three point shooters in hopes of replacing Allen.

When you look at the Boston roster, the Celtics should be able to compete for the title this year but some of the players have changed. According to, Brandon Bass is back as well as Avery Bradley, who missed the playoffs last season due to injury, but other players are…who? There’s Jason Collins, Fab Melo, Darko Milicic, Robert Kutz and 6 others you probably never heard of. Couple of things about that roster:  Head Coach Doc Rivers wouldn’t have them on the team if he didn’t think they would contribute and they wouldn’t be in the NBA if they weren’t any good. The Celtics and their fans have high hopes this year especially with the real chance Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett may retire after this season.