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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:11

ESPN Boston: Biggest Underachiever?

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Chris Forsberg and the crew at ESPN Boston are organizing a series of discussions involving anything Boston Celtics. CLNS writers, Jared Weiss, along with myself, have been asked to participate. Let your voice be heard during the dog days of summer.

As it currently stands, the Boston Celtics have a logjam in their team roster. With 18 players currently on it, including the nonguaranteed deals of Keith Bogans, Chris Babb, and Chris Johnson, but not including the expected deal for Evan Turner, Brad Stevens will surely have a host of players aiming for playing time come October.

Last season, there were pleasant surprises (Jordan Crawford; Jared Sullinger), as well as major disappointments (Gerald Wallace; Jeff Green).

Stevens, along with Danny Ainge, can hope that the majority of the team performs at or above expectations. The truth lies somewhere behind that proclamation. Whether competition, injury, or lack of circumstance, it is reasonable to expect that a few players will come to disappoint Celtics fans and personnel alike.

Is it fair to predict reported newcomer Evan Turner as a potential disappointment when he has yet to sign on the dotted line? Will Jeff Green ever live up to the potential that may or may not even exist? Are expectations too high for Avery Bradley after signing a long term deal?

Let your opinion be heard at ESPN Boston!

 

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Cory Prescott

Cory Prescott is the Editor at Large for Boston Celtics coverage on CLNS Radio. 

Cory is a graduate of Susquehanna University, graduating with a degree in Communications - Journalism.  While at Susquehanna, Cory spent three years as the sports editor for the school's weekly newspaper.  He also worked for the Crusaders Athletics Communications Department.

Following graduation, Cory spent time writing for the Maine Hockey Journal, as well as Boston Sports Then & Now, in addition to his own blog, Brain Freeze.

A native Mainer, Cory has been residing in Boston for the past few years.

Follow Cory on twitter @CLNS_Prescott.