In a typical NBA season, winning 55 games and earning the No. 2 seed only to lose in the conference finals would be deemed a disappointment. In fact, most situations likely would cause the front office to contemplate changing the roster.
However, this was not a normal year in Boston.
Faced with the loss of Gordon Hayward on opening night and Kyrie Irving for the end of the season, the Celtics had been undermanned all season.
Now eliminated from the postseason, let’s look ahead to the free-agency, draft and trade decisions facing Boston this offseason.