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Changes in Celtics roster may be few, but every member is under fire

Wic Grousbeck: "Play with some balls" did not mean "play the next game with multiple basketballs". 

Brad Stevens has firmly stated that coach Joe Mazzulla will remain as Celtics head coach, and he wants Jaylen Brown to stay in Boston. Stevens also inferred that Joe did make decisions that he would like to have back - and this present crew needs to focus on dedicated play for a full 48 minutes every game, particularly in the playoffs. So it appears that changes to the present roster will be minor tweaks only.

It was Brad's way of getting across that both coach and players need to make changes, but the present roster is capable of accomplishing magnificent things. Former NBA star, Tracy McGrady seems to agree with that stand:

It appears that the only major changes will take place within the depleted coaching ranks. Assistants to Mazzulla are needed, particularly if some present staff members join Ime Udoka in Houston. My Twitter poll shows Celtics fans would like a former NBA player in the ranks, perhaps even former-Celtic Rajon Rondo.

No one on the Celtics organization seems happy with the final outcome of this season. When owner, Wic Grousbeck, implored his team to "play with some balls", he wasn't taking about playing the next game with multiple basketballs. 

For a solid synopsis of what the 2023-24 Celtics season may look like, CelticsBlog's Keith P. Smith's breakdown is well-worth reading. But if the roster and coaching staff remainsmostly the same, changes are mandatory if Banner 18 is to be raised in TD Garden.

What concerns me the most is that the Celtics players, at times, seemed to regard regular season games as an annoyance as they awaited the post-season. They parrticularly seemed to relax at home:

The fact they ended the season with the second-best record in the League speaks volumes for the talent level of The Green. But another underachieving season could mean a major overhaul in the summer of 2024.


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