In the latest addition of NBA.com's power rankings, the Celtics are ranked as the fifth-best team for the upcoming season.
NBA.com writer John Schuhmann states that NBA rosters are not finalized, but they are close to it, and even though the season does not begin for another 70 days, he firmly believes his rankings are true.
The Lakers are ranked first, followed by Cleveland, Orlando, San Antonio, and then Boston.
"The addition of Rasheed Wallace makes the Celtics' frontline more intimidating than it already was," wrote Schuhmann. "But more important to their quest for another title are the health of Kevin Garnett and the psyche of Rajon Rondo. You have to wonder about both."