3 Boston Celtics thoughts on a team mired in mediocrity

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The Boston Celtics had a change of command in name if not philosophy when Brad Stevens became the President of Basketball Operations and Danny Ainge left for Utah.

It was speculated that this change was inconsequential since Stevens was hired as head coach by Ainge, trained by Ainge, and likely recommended for the top personnel spot by Ainge.

Unfortunately for the Boston Celtics, who have won but one title in almost two decades, the results have been Ainge-like mediocrity and now it’s time to be bold.

The Boston Celtics must be bold or fold their tent

At present, the 2021 version of the Boston Celtics is mired in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with a 16-19 record. So what’s new? Not much.

The teams offseason moves under their new administration (meet the new boss very similar to the old boss), did very little if anything to improve the team.

The moves were uninspiring and frankly, excepting possibly the Dennis Schröder acquisition, boring. They recycled in two big men, Al Horford, and Enes Freedom. There were no great shakes there.

They drafted for the future in Juhann Begarin with no help on the way now. And then, they followed with other inconsequential moves.

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The sum total was once again mediocrity. They are an under .500 team and does any Celtic fan or anyone else think that they are headed significantly upward from that position? This space didn’t think so. This team is heading nowhere.