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Pulling back on the reins may be one of Danny Ainge's best moves


Danny Ainge is practicing what he is preaching. He is telling fans to be patient, while at the same time he is doing the same. COVID and injuries are rampant throughout the League, but the Boston Celtics just can't seem to adapt to the negative impacts. Danny has blamed himself and his team's youthful roster for their mediocre record and inconsistency:

In the past, Brad Stevens would experiment early in the season to see how some players fit, but this year, there have been situations where inexperienced rookies and sophomores were thrown into critical situations that they weren’t ready for and they’ve been unsurprisingly inconsistent.

I simply can't dispute that. Many of Danny's young crew are still trying to adapt to the NBA itself, let alone constantly-changing lineups and isolation. Ainge has called for "urgency" from his troops every single game, but he has wisely backed off from making a critical decision or move too quickly.

Constantly-changing lineups create enough confusion. Changing rosters can add to the turmoil depending on who stays, who goes - and how do the pieces all fit.

It can be argued that the quick additions have done little or nothing to advance this season's cause. Both Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson are battle-tested vets, but their contributions have been minimal.

Playoff seedings this season don't hold the charm of years past, and with 10 teams from each Conference having a shot at making the Finals, I see no reason to panic. Patience? Sure! For now. Consistent wins will cure a lot of ills. Can't wait for the Trade Deadline.



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