The Boston Celtics have been one of the NBA’s more disappointing teams thus far this year.
Sitting at 25-24 and eighth place in the Eastern Conference, this group appears to be going nowhere fast.
Worse yet, besides just underperforming on the court – they’re embarrassing themselves off it.
Role players hate the team’s top-tier players. The top-tier players feel the same way about the role players. Boston’s legends are calling out this current edition of the team for shaming a celebrated legacy. It’s a giant mess.
So is there a plan to improve circumstances? It would appear not.
According to NBA insider Steve Bulpett, at this point the Celtics are just looking to get something done.
“At this stage, sources are indicating that first-year head of basketball operations Brad Stevens is at the very least looking to unload some salary cap burden (as he did in moving Juancho Hernangomez last week) and clear a path for Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford to get more playing time,” he wrote.
Just one month ago, there was optimism that maybe Boston would be able to pull off a move that would turn its season around. That hope is quickly fading.
Now it’s all smallball stuff that likely won’t impact this group’s fortunes dramatically one way or the other. The only big name that has been referenced as a possible target as of late has been John Wall.
Now that’s how you get over a tough loss. https://t.co/4KQZNvnLyA
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 26, 2022
For better or worse, it seems like the Celtics are stuck with this current roster. And based on what we’ve seen from them this year, that’s not going to be enough to make any real noise going forward.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.