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Udonis Haslem Names The Biggest Threat To Celtics Next Season

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The Boston Celtics won the NBA championship on Monday, and given how young much of their core is, many feel they have the potential to win at least one or two more world titles in the next handful of years.

However, it is never easy to win multiple championships in any sport, especially in the NBA, where the salary cap has become even more restrictive than it already was.

There are a few teams that could legitimately challenge Boston next season, and former Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem said on ESPN’s “First Take” that his old team will be their biggest challenger next season, per NBACentral.

Haslem says Miami is Boston’s biggest threat

“Duncan Robinson. Terry Rozier. Jimmy Butler. A young superstar in Bam Adebayo.
A young superstar in Tyler Herro. Jaime Jaquez Jr. Niko Jovic. Why don't nobody ever say the Miami Heat?”

(🎥 @FirstTake )

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 21, 2024

The Heat reached the NBA Finals just a year ago after holding off the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, and some feel they could’ve challenged Jayson Tatum’s crew this year in the first round had Jimmy Butler been healthy.

The Celtics made big changes after getting blown out in Game 7 of the East finals last year, which resulted in Marcus Smart getting traded and Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porziņģis arriving.

While the injury-prone Porzingis suffered two separate health ailments during this year’s postseason, Holiday made a big impact at both ends of the floor.

However, Holiday is 34 years of age, and it is anyone’s guess how much longer he will play at a high level.

There are other potential threats to the Celtics in the East, including the New York Knicks, and the Celtics may need to upgrade their roster, particularly their bench, in order to earn another Larry O’Brien Trophy next year.

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