Opening Up The Files On The Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics: Kendrick Perkins believes Celtics have the deepest team in the NBA

The Boston Celtics are 13-3 and sitting at the top of the NBA. They’re finding different ways to win on a nightly basis under head coach Joe Mazzulla and it has led them to winning nine games in a row while showing no signs of slowing down.

As it stands, these are Boston’s current rankings:

-120.2 PPG (2nd)

-48.7 FG% (3rd)

-16.2 3PM (1st)

-39.1 3P% (3rd)

-26.5 APG (10th)

-5.6 BLK (9th)

The Celtics success has come in a variety of ways this season and it’s been great to see Mazzulla navigate his roster to be successful. Former Celtics big man and NBA champion with Boston, Kendrick Perkins, believes he knows how the Celtics are off to a fast start, as he said on Celtics Pregame Live:

“It’s everything. It’s the camaraderie. It’s the MVP level of Jayson Tatum. It’s Jaylen Brown averaging a career-high. Still no Robert Williams. And then, you look at the bench and the depth. When you talk about the Celtics, I strongly believe they have the deepest roster in the NBA.”

Reminder. The Celtics bench of Payton Pritchard, Sam Hauser, and Luke Kornet combined for 44 points against Atlanta in a game that Jayson Tatum struggled and Marcus Smart and Malcolm Brogdon were both out. 

It’s hard to disagree with Big Perk on this. It’s clear that the Celtics have the deepest team through 16 games so far this season. 

The Celtics will look to continue their winning streak on Monday night in Chicago. They’ll look to make it 10 wins in a row while the Bulls have lost their last four games.

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