The Boston Celtics are 25-25 on the year and sit eighth in the Eastern Conference. Just two games separate them and the 12th place New York Knicks at the moment.
By far the worst thing about Boston isn’t just that the team is losing at a troubling rate. It’s how they’re losing. This group is just an awkward fit, all the way around.
And it’s not just an on-the-court problem.
Off the court, role players despise the team’s star players. The star players loathe the role players. Boston’s historical icons are calling out this present edition of the squad for shaming a storied legacy.
So how does the front office plan to remedy this messy situation?
According to Matt Moore of the Action Network, the Celtics have shown very real interest in Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles.
“The Utah Jazz continue to include Joe Ingles‘ expiring contract in trade talks after floating discussions around the league last summer,” he wrote.
“… Boston is one team that held talks with the Jazz about Ingles, but sources were skeptical that they progressed toward anything meaningful.”
Between this, the John Wall trade that Boston has been linked to, and the details that came out regarding the front office’s NBA Trade Deadline plan – there’s not much to be psyched about if you’re a Celtics fan right now.
Obviously this is a fluid period of time and things can change dramatically relatively quickly, but a clear theme is emerging.
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 28, 2022
For better or worse, the Celtics are going to remain largely the same until the end of the season.
And based on the results this group has produced thus far – that’s bad news for all parties involved.