Re: Celtics are a bad team right now
posted at 1/2/2013 11:46 PM EST
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
Doc doesn't care. Go watch your son in New Orleans and get a coach who isn't so non-chalant after every game.
What are you watching? Doc is as frustrated as us. Criticize him for poor decisions or rotations or something reasonable. Criticizing him for not caring is not even in the ball park.
This is a poorly coached team right now...plain and simple. Where are the adjustments? If guys aren't going to play defense, you go down the bench until you find someone that wants to play. He's just giving minutes because his cript says so. I think KG would come off the bench if he thought it would help the team. PP never!
What signs have you seen that tell you Doc is frustrated?? On the court? In a presser? Where and When?
he tried starting Lee. He tried starting Terry. He went back to Lee. He tried starting Sully instead of Bass. He tried ending games with Green and Pierce in with Garnett and we still lost.. He tried going small ( with massive criticism on this Board). He tried starting Collins (before Wilcox got hurt!). He tried zone defense. He tried playing KG more minutes (whole quarter tonight).
Look at the games, man. Don't tell me he hasn't tried adjustments. The players are not delivering. In this 4 game stretch alone, Terry, Pierce, Green, and Pierce have all had multiple horrid shooting nights and I mean HORRID! There's no working adjustment when you get your players good shots and they can't make a darn shot!
i watched his post game comments. Clearly frustrated. He has tried working behind the scenes early in the season, calling them out as soft, telling them they are not in shape, and changing their defensive assignments ( having Rondo guard the shooting guard while Lee guarded the point guard). He keeps trying to get Rondo to play more aggressive offensively. But, when Rondo can't stop my grandson, what can you do? Trying Terry and Lee at the same time is worse as Terry can't stop my grandmother And she's deceased!
The issue could be his effectiveness. But its not that he (nor the veterans) don't care. The stars are just old, the only rebounder is ALWAYS in foul trouble, the younger guys can't deliver.
lots of problems on this team but caring isn't the issue. You don't just get better because you "care". You get better because you have talent and a winning system. This team lacks the talent. I hope a trade can help but even I am beginning to wonder if anything can save them.
then I remember last year and I get a little hope.
Solution. It is simply time to cut ties with the problem, the enigma that is Rondo. Don't get me wrong, he has a ton of talent, but clearly does not come to play night in and night out. You want to shake up this team, then get rid of Rondo.