Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/30/12
An under .500 record through 29 games, it is safe to say the 2012-13 Boston Celtics have been a disappointment thus far. But why is this team struggling so much? What exactly are its problems? Let us take a closer look at the areas of struggle so far this season. One of the main problems is just how bad the Celtics offense is. Currently sitting at an OTRG of 102.5 (ranked 23rd in the NBA), the Celtics actually have a worse offense than the 10-win Sacramento Kings. One of the cardinal rules of the NBA is this: The best offenses hit a lot of 3s and draw a lot of free throws. The Celtics do neither. The Celtics do not take many threes (28th in attempts), and they do not do a good job of hitting them either (17th in 3-point percentage). In terms of free throws? It is a little better: They rank 22nd in the league for drawing free throws, but are 4th in free throw percentage (.793%). This team just does not draw free throws, despite being so good at making them. The Celtics offense sys...
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