Danny Ainge isn't going to get credit for having a big offseason, but the Celtics GM did well to bring back Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, keeping together the starting five that "has never lost a playoff series", as Doc Rivers likes to say. When Kendrick Perkins returns from injury, that starting five should have the chance to make another title run.
The Celtics' two biggest offseason additions were Shaquille and Jermaine O'Neal. Skeptics will call them old, but Ainge added two good veteran players at a very reasonable price, and the Celtics won't ask them to do too much.
Ainge's biggest offseason loss was swingman Tony Allen. The Celtics may also have seen the last of Rasheed Wallace and Brian Scalabrine. Glen Davis, Nate Robinson, and Marquis Daniels are all back on the bench, while the Celtics picked up Avery Bradley and Luke Harangody in the draft, while former pick Semih Erden should also make the roster. In the next few slides we go position-by-position and compare the Celtics, Heat, and Lakers.