Through 30 games played, the Boston Celtics find themselves in complete disarray.
After making it all the way to within two games of reaching the NBA Finals in 2019-20, their follow-up season has been quite a roller coaster ride of emotion, one that now finds itself heading down the track.
Losing nine of their last 15 outings, the Cs now find themselves back to a measly .500 record at 15-15, with no clear-cut answer of how they can keep this sinking ship afloat.
While there have been several reasons for this lackluster play, General Manager and President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, has stepped to the plate and has taken responsibility for the disappointment:
“We’re not playing with the passion that we need. I think that’s on the players. And the players on the team are on me,” Ainge said. “There are things I could have done better, but I’m not going to mention names. I’ll take this responsibility. This is a team that was put together by me, and we’re not playing with enough consistency and urgency, and it’s my job to look to see what we can do to improve the team, but that’s always much harder than improving from within.”
The Boston Celtics should consider making starting lineup alterations
In regard to what he “can do to improve the team”, there are a few ideas that fans and media alike have floated out there.
Some believe looking to the free-agent market could be the route to take, while others are under the impression that a trade needs to be made to better this team’s chances at attaining victories moving forward.
While we at the Houdini, of course, are behind both of these hypothetical scenarios, at this point in time, the Cs should simply look at what they currently have and figure out a way to make the most of those on the active roster — after all, the aforementioned moves listed above will take some time to culminate.
Perhaps something as simple as a rotation alteration could spark a new fire under the shamrocks.
In regard to such alterations, we believe there are 2 specific players the Boston Celtics should consider thrusting into their starting rotation: