The Boston Celtics have some very big problems right now. I stress right now because it’s way too early in the season to get TOO worked up. but I stress “very” because the Celtics problems are really, really, really quite bad. Don’t let the 11 point final spread fool you, the Celtics got blown out all game long. A couple of Jason Terry threes in garbage time helped cut a big gap down to the 99-88 final.
The Celtics two biggest problems tonight: defense and turnovers.
Defensively, the Celtics are terrible. They’ll probably be very good at some point later in the season, but right now, they are as bad as it gets. Part of the problem tonight was the effort. Some guys, especially Rajon Rondo, seemed to have very little interest in playing defense. Rondo got torched out of sheer laziness multiple times. And while I know Doc said Rondo needs to spend a lot of his energy on offense, he needs to expend some on D.
The rest was just terrible execution. The Celtics pick and roll def...