LeBron James did a Twitter Q&A a couple days ago. It in, someone asked him which teams are the hardest for him to defend.
It's a simple question that should yield a list of the best offenses in the league; the most efficient units that typically shred opposing defenses with high-octane star power and a slew of shot makers.
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But instead, James threw a curveball:
Including the Boston Celtics, at first glance, is a total shock. But then you look around at the other teams and begin to notice a few similarities. The Celtics were below average in offensive rating, but they shoot threes, move the ball and have versatile options all across the floor.
They play unselfishly, which makes them dangerous despite the fact that few players on their team can actually make outside shots at a consistent rate. But that doesn't mean those shots don't need to be contested by the defense.
Once Boston's talent level goes up, head coach Brad Stevens' offensive system could become a monster.