Jokes aside, can we actually glean anything from seeing this group in action for the first time regarding what their absolute ceiling might be? On one hand, they were sloppy and disjointed at times on both ends against a team projected to be among the worst in the league, but on the other, their depth was almost impressive as their collective buy-in.
Is this at best a fourth seed come season’s end? Or could they push even higher in the standings when considering some of the turmoil afflicting teams expected to be at the top of the East?
Watch the video embedded above to see what the folks over at the ESPN show “The Jump,” with Cassidy Hubbarth, Ramona Shelburne and Celtics alumnus Kendrick Perkins have to say about Boston’s ceiling in 2021-22 after seeing their first preseason contest.