Lol, you can't be attributing the terrible play of our young guys to Hayward merely being there, can you?
The only positve I can think of Hayward finally bringing in sone aggressiveness.. Hope he is more aggresaive and stop passing up shots when its there.Would you be happy if Hayward goes to his prior form but we miss the playoffs in the process?
Missed a bunch of FT and missed a lot of open threes which basically means this was suppose to be a winnable game.
Morris should start IMO and replace Baynes.. See if that changes our plan of attack.
This ridiculousness all about Hayward has to stop we were fine without him...
I don't know if NKY fan is blaming Hayward for the youngsters' poor play, but there are most definitely some people on this blog who do, in fact, blame Hayward.
But I'm with you: blaming Hayward is absurd.
I understand that players get used to certain rhythms—when they play, how many minutes they play, etc.—but these guys are professional basketball players
, and they need to make shots. Period. Full stop.
When Tatum or Brown or anyone else on this team goes up for a shot and misses—and does this repeatedly—it's not because Hayward's now in the lineup, or because their minutes have been altered, or because of anything like that; it's because of what's going on between their ears. With few exceptions, the current players on the Boston Celtics are so lost inside their own minds, so gunshy, so afraid of failure, that they're barely functioning as basketball players. It's like when Chuck Knoblauch could no longer make a simple throw from second base to first. My Dad finds it amazing that an entire team can go cold, and for extended periods, and I agree: How can you have an entire team
of professional basketball players go cold for long stretches? And not just any team, but a team that has multiple all-stars and multiple rising stars?
I don't know if it's because these guys bought into their own hype, or if it's because of something else, but they've created a nightmare scenario for themselves and for their fans. There's still time to right the ship, but not as much as some might think; if they don't figure it out, this could go down as the worst/most disappointing season in Celtics history.