yup, pre-season really put a damper on things.
a lot of pressure on Stevens this season, I personally think he should've stuck with the starting line up that took us to ECF(minus rozier of course). that team earned it and the kids are now in a situation that forces them to think instead of just doing and reacting. just think this was a situation "if it aint broke"...
why did hayward need to start? he's 100% healthy but is he 100% ready to play the game? i'd say no.
anyway i'm always excited when the Celtics are back on and I watch every game every season no matter if they're headed to the lottery or the finals.
The Celtics will be at their best when Irving, Brown, Hayward, Tatum, and Horford share the floor. Brad needs to start getting them time together, whether Hayward is 100% used to basketball or not.
Playing the old starting lineup might be better now, but we're looking to win an NBA championship, not a preseason championship. Brad should be focused on what the team needs to be at their best in June, not October