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Boston Celtics Ranked No. 9 On NBA Watchability Scale

For the second year in a row, SB Nation's Mike Prada has published an NBA Watchability Scale. It ranks all 30 NBA teams not on their relative skill level, or where they might finish in the division but rather how entertaining a team is to watch. His explanation from version 1.0:

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Much like pornography, you can't define it, but you know it when you see it. Winning is not necessarily the main determining factor. There are bad teams that are eminently watchable, and there are good teams that are really tough on the eyes.

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For example, the Timberwolves are the least-watchable team -- "The Train Wreck of Train Wrecks" -- while the Thunder and Hear are the "Cream of the Crop," with Miami considered the most watchable: "Love them or hate them, you'll be watching them." Probably true. 

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The Celtics, meanwhile, come in at No. 9, in the "Always Reliable" category: 

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Word is that Kevin Garnett looks amazing, which should mean we'll possibly see a Celtics team that more closely resembles the cagey, opportunistic one we saw in the playoffs instead of the depressing one we saw in big stretches during the regular season. If Garnett really is closer to his 2008 level than his 2010 level, the Celtics won't be taking nearly as many nights off as they did last year. Too many teams made them look old last year, especially down the stretch.

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The team's best feature, though, remains Rajon Rondo, an evolutionary version of John Wall that pushes the ball better than any point guard in basketball. Even if the Celtics' age shows itself in a given game, Rondo will make them interesting.

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