With a slew of veterans with varying levels of experience, the Boston Celtics have the appearance of a veteran team.
But as Celtics coach Doc Rivers points out, there’s more to having a veteran team than simply throwing together a bunch of guys who have been around the NBA block a few times.
“Where I think people get mixed up, there’s a difference between a veteran team and a lot of veterans on a team,” Rivers said. “This is not a veteran team. This team hasn’t been together.”
With so many new faces, Rivers was optimistic that they would develop a good rhythm about their play quickly.
Rivers pointed to fatigue as a potential factor in the team’s play following Saturday’s loss at San Antonio.
“You work on habits, you have to improve your habits,” Rivers said. “We see it on film. We’ll do it. And then we never sustain it.”
via A. Sherrod Blakely, CSNNE