I definitely agree with you both Lon Shapiro and James Cakir and the proof is in the pudding.
Jerrell Walker

I agree that the Celtics are better than a fringe playoff team. The real question is how much better? I gave four reasons why they won’t repeat their playoff performances the last two years and one reason why they will still hover around the top 5 in the East.

Also, I wrote about the prospects of Philadelphia and every other team to sustain their current level of play at the quarter point of the season.