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During his weekly appearance on WEEI, Doc Rivers elaborated on the team’s recent struggles.
“We’ve been inconsistent,” Rivers said. “Defense one night, offense last night. The first half last night we scored points and couldn’t get stops, the second half we got stops and couldn’t score points.”
Rivers was asked to identify the biggest reason for the struggles of his team.
“Our inconsistent bench play, when Kevin [Garnett] comes out of games,” Rivers said. “Over the year, the season so far, when Kevin has come out of games we’ve really struggled to get the bench to play well. … Our depth hasn’t shown, and that’s one of the things we thought we would have coming into the year. That would be our biggest disappointment.”
If the Celtics continue their mediocre play, there exists the possibility of a trade to change the look of the roster. Rivers was asked if Danny Ainge might make a deal if it is decided the team can’t be competitive in the Eastern Conference.
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