Baynes out, but Celtics not expected to seek roster help

Elena Summers
December 25, 2018

"It's about us. We're trying to be a unit". During the most recent stretch of losses, the team's point-differential is minus-30 points and their net rating (-9.9) ranks in the bottom five of the league. We've got to get back on track.

"Ultimately if you're on a team with 15 people that have good intentions and are willing to share what they're thinking, what they're seeing, what they're feeling, that's a pretty good place to start", Stevens said, via NBC Sports Boston.

Celtics president/general manager Danny Ainge said during a Boston radio appearance that he does not envision the team signing anyone to help replace the loss of Baynes.

While Irving didn't name any players specifically, those references - the quick shots in transition and the fadeaways - applied to shots Jayson Tatum took during Friday's loss. The Celtics have a number of tough tests on the horizon, starting with the Philadelphia 76ers on Christmas Day.

They have reached the point in this maddening season where a dreaded team meeting had to be called. I know everyone would like to think like, 'Hey, what's going on?' It's just not easy. "So I think it was just time to address it".

Was the meeting, which included both players and coaches, tense?

Booker had scored 38 points or more in his last three games against Boston, including 70 at TD Garden on March 24, 2017.


The biggest thing the Celtics are missing, according to him, is "consistent cohesion".

Given the absences, Nurse said he was satisfied with his team's performance.

"I literally can do anything I want out there any time I want", he said.

"I want to make sure these guys are comfortable out there, and it's more their success as much as mine".

As for what should be expected of the team moving forward?

Shams Charania Sits Down With Milwaukee Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe (watch here): Stadium's Shams Charania sat down with Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe for a one-on-one interview going over his humble beginnings in the National Basketball Association with the Los Angeles Clippers, his career trajectory and his aspirations this season for the team. Having already completed nearly 40 percent of their schedule, they are 5½ games back of the first-place Toronto Raptors.

"We looked around the locker room and said, 'Nobody's going to feel bad for us'".

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