Suddenly, the media machinery has noticed the call to close the market and has started to work. In just 48 hours, more legitimate rumors have emerged than in the past month. At the same time, the retail is also beginning to be noticed internally with the managements pronouncing on their short-term plans. Brad Stevens has been one of the executives who has wanted to make an analysis in the face of possible modifications. “We have a lot to solve” he declared for the NBC after the match against San Antonio.
The Boston Celtics were coming off a pretty convincing two-game win streak, one of them against the Phoenix Suns. However, accustomed to giving one of lime and one of sand, those of Ime Udoka returned to their old ways with their defeat against Spurs in the TD Garden. The final horn of the game seemed like a good moment like any other to reflect on the first half of the season. And so did his general manager. “We have two ways to find consistency, an improvement of the players we already have or changes in the squad.”
Stevens has been in the position previously held by Danny Ainge for just over a year, but in this time he has given him plenty to show that his pulse is not shaking when it comes to making decisions. Now, he still thinks it’s too early. “We would like the opportunity to see how things work with the whole group available. But that does not usually happen in the NBA, much less with COVID … we have to work with that in mind.
The rumor that points to the departure of one of the Jays as a trigger for change, but it seems unlikely listening to the executive. «We are not going to change for the sake of change. Our goal is to be contenders again. I understand the desire there is, but we must be prudent and rational “Stevens settled. The truth is that he could do little more with what he has been given, but weeks go by and Boston is still below 50% of victories, so, whatever status they are, the logical thing would be to wait for movements.
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