Bill Parcells once said “you are what your record says you are.” Right now the Celtics are 0-4 and it is anyone’s guess when they’ll get their first win. I actually like their chances against the Utah Jazz but it isn’t anywhere near a given.
Last night, the C’s let a potential win slip from their collective grasp in the fourth quarter, right after they completed a beautiful 15-0 run (when they were down 66-57) to take the lead at the end of the third.
Things aren’t exactly going well right now for my boys in green. I knew they were going to blow that game last night. The Griz were (are) too good and too experienced and the Celtics are simply not. There’s nobody to close the game and too many lapses occur late in the games to overcome.
I think they will finish ahead of the [so-far] “MIGHTY 76ers” (who I’ve seen topping power rankings as they’ve been anomaly good) in wins when it’s all said and done, but I think it’s pretty clear they are playing more to develop the guys rather than aim to win by any means necessary.
— Starting Jeff Green and Gerald Wallace next to a guy who can’t run the point to save his life.
— They’re running with a lineup they tried once during the preseason.
— Bradley desperately needs another ball handler in the backcourt but they’ve got Green playing out of position despite overwhelming shooting guard depth.
— Gerald Wallace is so passive he’s not even shooting the ball. They can’t even find him in transition?
— Kris Humphries is not part of the rotation, but he’s a better player than Kelly Olynyk at this time.
Things will get better for the pride and the glory of the greatest sports franchise of all-time.