The Boston Celtics are 15-16 on the year and sit ninth in the Eastern Conference.
After coming into the season with a lot of hype and optimism, this group has consistently failed to deliver.
Both on and off the court – they’ve been a mess.
This week, on the heels of getting absolutely dominated by Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers, Brown got brutally honest about his team’s struggles.
“Embiid made some tough baskets on us,” he said. “Some incredible shots, to be honest. And offensively we didn’t execute as well as we would have liked to down the stretch. We had a couple of turnovers. And yeah, that cost us the game. Turnovers.”
Given how things have gone for Boston thus far this year, Brown was asked point blank whether he felt like the Celtics could still turn things around.
“No question,” Brown said. “I think it’s an obvious answer for me. I know people are probably tired of hearing it, people have lost belief and faith, but mine is unwavering. I think we still can be a good team. I think we’ve shown it in spurts. I’ve been out for an extended point of time.
“I’m trying to get back. We’ve got guys out with COVID. I know that’s not an excuse or anything, other teams do as well. But if the question is, you asked, do I still believe? 100 percent, regardless of if anybody else does or not.”
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— Game 7 (@game7__) December 21, 2021
In light of everyone on the roster absolutely hating each other, there has been a lot of trade chatter surrounding this Celtics group.
Dennis Schroder seems as good as gone, but it remains unclear whether the front office will be able to unload anyone else. If they do, then this season is still salvageable. If they don’t – the Celtics will likely get a lot worse before they get better.