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Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck confident that team ‘can win this thing’ next season upon huge additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Danilo Gallinari

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After accomplishing impactful moves and fruitful elevation this year as a championship-calibre squad, the head honchos of the Boston Celtics is fully optimistic that his club will finally reach the basketball’s promised land in the upcoming season. 

“We can win this thing, possibly,” Celtics governor Wyc Grousbeck told WBZ’s Dan Roche (h/t Souichi Terada of MassLive). “We have a chance to contend. That’s their words. They’re burning with a desire to make it come true.”

The Celtics came up short of nailing their 18th banner in franchise history after a painful downfall against the Golden State Warriors in the recent NBA Finals. But make no mistake, they equipped themselves and got even better upon the additions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari this offseason. 

Brogdon, who was acquired in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, has committed himself in portraying a brand-new role of leading the team’s bench mob as a Sixth Man. As for Gallinari, who was signed off from the release of San Antonio Spurs, expectations are there for him to pile more offensive load while adding that frontcourt depth as a six-foot-ten veteran. 

“We think our roster right now is a strongly contending team,” Grousbeck said. “Ime loves the group, Brad loves the group, I love the group. Then the group is very cohesive.”

The Cs have proven themselves as a worthy competitor, and these key additions can only raise their chances to finally win the trophy since 2008.

The pieces of Brogdon’s two-way play and Gallinari’s offensive wits are huge enough to fill the holes that they’ve missed to contain last season. 

“I felt we were two steps from Mt. Everest then we fell off the thing” Grousbeck said. “We were up 2-1 in the Finals. … I felt like we were almost there. We got beaten, maybe were tired.”

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