Many are beginning to panic with the Celtics sitting below .500 over a third of the way through the 2012-13 NBA season, but GM Danny Ainge is not panicking.
Ainge believes that Doc Rivers will “try to tweak the lineup again and do some things different.”
Ainge went on to say that he’ll “try to (remain) patient with this team as long as we can.”
Given the amount of talent on the roster, that only makes sense. The Celtics have struggled, to be sure, but the best is yet to come. Avery Bradley finally returned from injury, and anyone who watched the Celtics last season saw the vast improvement that came when Bradley was on the court.
His game changing defensive impact is something that transcends the stat sheet. And the Celtics need it.
Ainge further commented that the C’s went from “being the best team in the NBA last year defensively to the 21st best team in the league right now.”
That’s disconcerting, but it is fixable.