Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/8/13

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 20: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs watches game action against the Murray State Racers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at HP Pavilion on March 20, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
I thought that it would be interesting to take a look at the Celtics from an advanced stats perspective through five games played. Knowing full well that five games isn't a large sample size, and that the Cs competition has been pretty weak thus far. Here's what I found (all stats from Synergy Sports). Offensively: Well, how do I put this nicely: The Celtics, as currently constructed, suck on offense. According to Synergy, Boston is averaging 0.85 points-per-play (ppp) this season, ranking 27th out of 30 teams. To put that in perspective, the NBA average over the past few seasons is 0.94 ppp. Here's where the Celtics rank in several different types of offensive situations: Post-up: 73 plays run, 1.03 ppp (3rd in the NBA) Pick and Roll (ball handler keeps ball): 68 plays run, 0.90 ppp (4th in the NBA) Pick and Roll (ball handler passes): 36 plays run, 0.75 ppp (15th in the NBA) Isolation: 42 plays run, 0.64 ppp (20th in the NBA) Transition: 78 plays run, 1.01 ppp (22nd in...
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