This team is a contender to win the East? I don't see it.
Man, what do you have against the Celtics? You already ran your mouth off about this in another thread, it's laughable that you think they got overrated. You're talking about a team that for the last few years has routinely started off slow, looking old etc., then spring to life come finals time.
They have reason to be optimistic, they lost Allen, they gained courtney lee, Jeff Green, Chris Wilcox, Jason Terry, Jarrod Sullinger, and Avery Bradley will soon be in the mix too. All these additions are an upgrade to Allen, considering they lost in game 7 to the Heat, they are still contenders IMO.
I could really care less how the media rates a team. Celtics got a lot of new players learning to play together and learn team defense. I'm still looking forward to Avery Bradley coming back, but I know Dwyane Wade isnt though.