Paul Pierce, the team captain, is definitely a future Hall of Famer and leads his teammates with skill and determination. He is referred to as "The Truth."
Rajon Rondo is the point guard and floor leader of the team. He's amazing and has moves that are so fast that sometimes you have to watch a slow motion replay to see what he did! He has the highest average number of assists (passes to a teammate that result in a basket scored) in the NBA. At age 26, he probably has not yet even reached the peak of his game!
There have been some great acquisitions to the team this year, including Jason Terry, known as the Jet, who's also fast and a killer 3-point shooter.
Jeff Green is another great addition. He was out all of last year due to heart surgery, but is back this year, better than ever!
Brandon Bass is returning and he's an excellent defender and has a pretty jump shot.
Another newbie to the team is Courtney Lee who I expect will be scoring many "fast break" points this season.
There are other players such as Fab Melo, Darko Milicic, Chris Wilcox, Kris Joseph, Jason Collins, and Leandro Barbosa who bring a lot of depth to the team. And of course, last year's spark plug, Avery Bradley, who made a name for himself as an outstanding defender, will be rejoining the team in a month or so, after having had surgery on both shoulders.
This year's team has an excellent combination of veterans and young blood with great talent and will definitely be a force to contend with during this season. The first game for the Celtics is this Sunday evening against the reigning champions, the Miami Heat. I'll be sitting in my recliner watching, cheering, and loving it all; of that you can be certain!