Why was Williams in street clothes?Most likely wasn't one of the 13 active players which would make him the only healthy scratch on the team. That speaks volumes for how Stevens sees his readiness to contribute right now.
Brad seems pretty clueless about how to right this team. Poor coaching. What heís doing hasnít worked.
More than any other person that is part of this team, I don't think anyone has struggled as much as Stevens. He clearly has misread which players should be in what roles and is so stuck to his system and rotations that he doesn't see bad groupings, when he freezes out hot players, how to call the number of hot players and when to go to a different philosophy when the one you are using just isn't working for the first 30 minutes.
The C's have had a horrid schedule. Their strength of schedule has to be one of the worst in the league through 17 games. Stevens really only had two players playing to their ability in Kyrie and Morris. If blame is to be assessed for a 9-7 start to a season with such a tough schedule, Stevens deserves the most blame.
But also, dang, he can't shoot wide open shots or easy layups,vthats on the players and a bunch of them have been pretty bad at that, too.