The Boston Celtics hoped to make a couple of big moves this offseason. They entered the offseason with a plethora of assets, including the sixth and 17th-overall picks in June’s draft.
They had their sights set on Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love but the Timberwolves didn’t like what the Celtics had to offer. The Celtics wound up using those picks on former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart and former Kentucky Wildcats swingman James Young. They also re-signed their most important free agent, inking guard Avery Bradley to a four-year, $32 million deal. There has been a lot of speculation the Celtics could trade point guard Rajon Rondo but that hasn’t happened.
Instead, the Celtics may be waiting to see if Rondo is healthy. They’ll get their chance to see Rondo play for the first time in 2014 when they host the Philadelphia 76ers in their very first preseason game on October 6 at the T.D. Garden.
Their complete schedule is as follows:
October 6 Philadelphia 76ers TD Garden (Boston, MA) 7:30 p.m. ET
October 8 New York Knicks XL Center (Hartford, CT) 7:30 p.m. ET
October 10 Toronto Raptors Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON) 7:00 p.m. ET
October 11 New York Knicks Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Connectictut) 7:30 p.m. ET
October 15 Toronto Raptors Cross Insurance Arena (Portland, ME) 7:30 p.m. ET
October 16 Philadelphia 76ers Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) 7:00 p.m. ET
October 19 Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) 3:00 p.m. ET
Octobert 22 Brooklyn Nets TD Garden (Boston, MA) 7:30 p.m. ET
The Celtics will remain in the northeast throughout the preseason which should please many in the franchise.