Boston Celtics Depth Chart 2019 Celtics Depth Chart

49-33, 4th in East Atlantic

BOS 104 @ IND 96 Final

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The Celtics are now operating at full strength. The Brad Steven's experiment is finally coming full circle with the return of Gordon Hayward. Heyward played under Stevens in his time at Gonzaga and this history experienced a rocky set-back when Heyward went down with injury early last season. Kyrie Irving is now free of playing restriction, lending him the key to the point guard position. The team adapted to adversity last season, which opened the door for players like Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Tatum is blossoming into a star within the league, which doesn't hurt his slotting alongside former All-Stars in Hayward, Irving, and Horford. Brown has had his share of ups and downs, but Steven's confidence in this West Virginia product continues to strengthen ahead of the 2018-19 season. This roster construction is quick in the starting unit and has a bench contribution that could rival the starting lineup of some of league's organizations. The return to full health makes the Celtics the obvious favorite in the Eastern Conference. The team's chemistry is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition and they've proven that they can win against higher ranked competition.

Offense Depth Chart

Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Robert Williams R. Williams (3)
73
#71 PF
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Robert Williams R. Williams (3)
73
#71 PF
Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG

Top 3 Boston Celtics Depth Chart Questions

Q: What does the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward mean for the rotation?

A: Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are easily the team's best bench contributors. Both spent time in and out of the starting lineup last season, which opens the door for favorable match-up combinations. Their minute usage might be limited with the health of the team, but this only creates fresh leg situations for the team to takeover contests. Irving and Hayward will feature high usage rates as both compliment each other nicely on the court. Hayward can transition into a position that Kevin Love once filled for Irving. A reliable outlet and spot-up shooter, Hayward can also create confusion with his driving capabilities.

Q: Can Horford size-up the competition?

A: Al Horford has been noted for being undersized for the center role. The team is undersized from a large standpoint at the big positions, but the guard size creates favorable 1-on-1 match-ups. Horford creates separation from his ability to spot-up from the top of the arch. His element of confusion often plants the opposition in the paint, allowing for the team to key in on their hot shooting spots.

Q: What kind of impact does the Marcus Smart resigning have on the team?

A: Smart signed a 4-year extension in the off-season. Reporters and beat writers had Smart pegged for a change of scenery, but the team chose to retain the Oklahoma State product. This lengthy contract places a heavy level of confidence on Smart's shoulders. This healthy contract shows the amount of faith the team has in their guard, which is something that should work to the favor of the starting lineup and the second unit.