3 takeaways from the Celtics’ season prior to the pause in play

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Second Unit Struggled To Produce

Although the Celtics have a very good starting five, the first unit is always going to need to rest at some point. What makes a team that much better is having a bench unit who can jump into the game and produce. That was a problem for Brad Stevens this year, with them scoring just 27.2 points per night, 29th in the NBA. In comparison, the league’s best bench team was the LA Clippers, who received 51.5 points a night from their second unit.

Boston lacks impactful talent on the bench, with players like Brad Wanamaker, Enes Kanter, and Grant Williams eating up a lot of the minutes. With this in mind, it would be a smart idea for Danny Ainge to sign one or two proven players this offseason who can put up numbers when Tatum, Brown, or Walker need a break. If one of them gets injured as well, it’s always nice to know you have a guard or forward on your bench who can step in and pick up where one of your stars left off.

All in all, it was an impressive campaign for the Celtics and if the season does resume at the end of July, it will be interesting to see how they fare in the postseason.

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