First of all I think that a Marcus Morris caliber player shouldn't have this kind of a press conference in front of a media about this kind of stuff. He should have kept it in the locker room. But, since this is a special team where your have young players wanting to be great individuals, and you have three leaders that are pretty quiet (at least two of them - Gordo and Al, and the one is kinda strange - Ky), you got guys like Mook that are doing the talking. Somewhere on this forum before month and a half I think, I said this is not a championship team. I still stand by my opinion, which it seems nowdays more and more Celtics fans are thinking the same. It should be fair to say that since last season this team is confronted with many obstacles all while being labeled as a contender. On top of all of this, you have to consider Trader Ainge effect where no player feels comfortable because of a possibilities of being traded. That's why all previous teams where playing better b ball after the deadline (plus generally it is considered as a second half of a season so all non tanking teams are trying more, but you get the point).
I am not sure I like this positionless basketball concept. Especially when it not works. Well its working but not quite like we expected... Anyway, I would like to pair Al with another big, and that big is Baynes. Baynes is hurt atm (quite a bit lately), and his subs are Theis and Timelord. Theis is a good player, but he is not a rim protector, he's to small and quickly gets exposed. I don't know what is going on with Timelord but did you see him last night? He had that amazing lob dunk try by Kyrie (omg what a pitty that didn't go in), but he looked amazingly sleepy and disinterested. Brad sub'd him out less then 2 min.
So, when you look at our offense these last two games, these last two second halves, we only go outside and shoot. Very selfish and easy to read, plus you don't get defenders to work so they obviously get more energy on the offensive end. This is just few problems I have with this team (I could go on), but to sum it up. I can't wait for Baynes to get back, and hope we sign some big so we can have insurance down low plus go big most stretches of the games...
Would like for Brad to use big lineups, like Baynes, Al, Tatum, Smart and Kyrie.
P.S. Please Smarty, more cuts and less threes.
P.S. Hope Ky is ok.
P.S. Mook is a good role player, not a championship team starting FW.
P.S. Now my whife is mad at me because I was mad the whole morning because of a Celtics loss...