December 2014, C’s swam in mediocrity,
Rondo to Dallas: a pick and unknown quantity.
Crowder soon became a favorite of the Garden,
Strength and physicality, defense began to harden.
Two months later, and Phoenix gifts Isaiah.
With no off-the-dribble force, offense needed lay-ups.
We know the climbing up the standings,
The story of their rise,
After Boston landed Horford,
A Celtic free-agent prize,
The team seemed poised for greater things,
East contention, if not yet rings.
A playoff run proved entertaining,
Wizards vanquished in 7th game, draining.
IT limped off with injured hip,
The East Finals became a sunken ship,
But Marcus Smart threw caution to the wind,
And swish after swish, a victory hymn,
Then lottery luck finally found the green,
Markelle Fultz then Jayson Tatum dreams.
After the trade, it wasn’t over.
Gordon Hayward drama, then the four-leaf clover,
Came back again, and reeled him in,
Hayward signed, and now begins,
A brand new chapter in Celtics lore.
Avery Bradley the cap casualty of adding more.
A final touch, the brutal Baynes,
This Celtics roster, Stevens at the reigns.
Baynes setting mad screens,
A new sheen of green,
We’ll be getting Hayward free
And finding Tatum underneath
Isaiah with a lighter burden,
Horford making passes certain,
The offense looks brutal to try and defend,
The victories may come early, with laughs at the end,
If Marcus and Jaylen
Keep em honest, we’re sailin..
To an East Finals rematch
Health willing, we’ll dispatch..
The Cavs now not so cavalier
LeBron-leaving thoughts now stoke their fears,
The East may be thought of as second tier,
But C’s fans, listen up now, loud and clear:
We’re set for now and we’re looking good later,
Conference is weak, but don’t listen to haters,
Even if the West is indeed the best,
These Cs are more than lemon zest.
Sitting in the shade
With more lotto picks
Like hand grenades
And potential depth in Yabusele.
Don’t confuse with Ojeyele.
I can’t forget my man Rozier,
Kelly O and Bradey gone,
We shed some tears,
But that’s the cost
Of our contention.
Players gone but
Still we mention.
Celtics past now
We once were injured,
But throw away the sutures.