The Boston Celtics Have A BIG PROBLEM...

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Down by 15 in the third quarter- Jayson Tatum is gonna iso right here, goes to the basket and throws up a tough shot. From there, both him and the rest of the Celtics are kind of jogging back as if they’re the ones with the big lead. And right here you have a situation where 4 guys are basically watching the ball. Hachimura uses that and just runs to the basket, has a wide open lane and easily dunks it.
Stevens calls a time out, but coming out of it Boston commits 4 straight turnovers in consecutive possessions.
This type of effort and the loss to the last placed Washington is a culmination of Boston’s horrible form recently, and after starting the season 8-3, they are now looking awful- winning just 5 out of the last 15 games.
What is the problem all of a sudden? Let me share my thoughts and try to answer that. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
After the game one thing that stood out to me was Jaylen Brown’s response to a question about the lack of ball movement.
The Celtics are second to last in the league in assists, and to a degree that’s by design. When you have athletic wings who can hit shots like Tatum and Brown, as well as a shifty guard like Kemba, I guess you allow them to do their thing from time to time.
But being on the bottom of the list, combined with that long pause and no comment by Jaylen… it seems like he is holding something back. Is this a bit of a chemistry issue?
And that seems more realistic after Kemba was asked about possibly holding a players only meeting. Something that he dismissed as ineffective.
Speaking of Walker tho, excluding the last couple of games- he seems to be 1 of the main problems for this team
At 16 points per game and shooting an awful 36 and a half percent from the field, he is nowhere near the key piece that could help Boston get to the finals.
The coming back from injury excuse can only be used for so long. He needs to be held accountable for his play.
And yeah the Celtics were missing Tatum for some time, as well as Marcus Smart for the past 2 weeks, but I feel like the rest of the team should be better than a 13 and 13 record. Which leads me to my next point.
Boston’s bench is second to last in the league when it comes to bench points.
So for a team that has high hopes and expectations of winning the East, the Celtics sure have a lot of holes to fill both from some of the bench guys, as well as some of the main players.
And that takes us to my final question. Is Danny Ainge finally ready to pull the trigger on a big trade?
A few days ago, Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer posted this, saying that there are talks around the league that this team is looking to make some moves. Well from that post on Saturday, they went 1-4, so now there’s definitely way more sense of urgency to do something and try to upgrade this roster.
I’m excited for these young wings to finally be able to get to the next level, but without some help, at 13-13 at the moment, that feels like a fantasy for them.
Let me know in the comments who you think is a potential target for the Celtics. That’s it for now. Subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

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    Heat CheckHeat CheckPrije 12 dana
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      TomatoTomatoPrije 12 dana
  • Get Rajon Rondo again

    Vans FuentesVans FuentesPrije 3 sati
  • That’s how important Marcus smart is to the celtica

    CHEESECHEESEPrije 7 sati
  • As I know, they've been interested in getting Myles Turner I wish it were

    СамадСамадPrije 3 dana
  • every team in NBA has problems(not Utah) not only Celtics.

    Demetris MavrosDemetris MavrosPrije 3 dana
  • Long Live MF Doom

    Adrian JohnsonAdrian JohnsonPrije 6 dana
  • We know that Danny will try and trade Kemba. He doesn’t like him

    ThatOneNobodyThatOneNobodyPrije 6 dana
  • We need to play Payton Pritchard more

    chumchumPrije 6 dana
  • I'm happy that Kyrie's out of Boston cause that team is trash.only Marcus smart I respect there. Marcus smart has more Trade value than Jayson Tatum and jaylon brown combined

    Rondale TomarongRondale TomarongPrije 6 dana
  • Blame it on Kyrie That's what have all of the haters have been saying.that the Celtics are better without Look you all.whos better now? Nets or Celtics

    Rondale TomarongRondale TomarongPrije 6 dana
  • if we had a good defensive big, then our prayers would be answered.

    Joel PlaisimondJoel PlaisimondPrije 7 dana
  • Bringing back Isaiah will help the bench

    Yasher MusaYasher MusaPrije 7 dana
  • We fine lol

    J ZzJ ZzPrije 7 dana
  • The Celtics have a small problem. Actually they have a Smart problem. They are missing Marcus Smart the best defensive guard in the league. Without him their defense has been poor to say the least. So on nights where they're not firing on all cylinders offensively, they can get blown out by bad teams. And it's better to have this problem now then at the end of the year, when games count. Last time I looked they were 4 and 1/2 games out of first in the east. That is not bad considering how poorly they have played. The Celtics play has been so bad since Marcus Smart has been out, the 76ers should have a 10-game lead on them. They are a dangerous team that gets overlooked every season, but somehow they seem to make it to the Conference Finals almost every season when are people going to stop over looking the Celtics? Like I said it's early in the year and they're not really even in bad shape. Look what Miami did at the end of the season last year. Would any analyst at all not have been laughed out of the building if they suggested Miami was going to be in the finals before the All-Star break last season? Like I said take a look at how many Conference Finals the Celtics have been in, in just the Last 5 Years. Why are we not reading about San Antonio, Golden State, Toronto or Miami being in trouble? they should have Danny Angels head on a pike for his comments about his team as of late. Does he really believe that's going to motivate them? It's going to motivate his Stars to demand a trade! he can be a total Egghead hey Danny wasted two #14 overall picks in consecutive years! Just tossed them out the window! Wasted on total talentless garbage! This year's pick Nesmith was chosen so high because of a 14-game stretch he got hot in! You don't waste the friggin pick on somebody was hot for 14 games! Prior to that he was a 34% three-point shooter! And because of a 14-game stretch they call him a sharp shooter? What because of a 14-game shortened season? you have to look at his whole resume. Like I said, Danny's head should be on a pike for that alone. The bizarre thing is the Celtics actually draft good when they're drafting in the second round. The Celtics do deserve credit for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown especially Jaylen Brown no one else had him that high. The Celtics have a great coach. They are not in that bad of shape for how poorly they played and will be in the mix come the end of the year. Mark my words.

    larry kochlarry kochPrije 7 dana

    JAMES KYRIE GelicameJAMES KYRIE GelicamePrije 7 dana
  • Even if they do make a trade they're still not going to go pass Brooklyn. This year

    ryan dubonryan dubonPrije 7 dana
  • The Nets trade is anything but basketball’s Herschel Walker trade now. The Nets have fully recovered from that trade, and Boston’s yet to even reach the NBA finals since the deal.

    Ocean ThresherOcean ThresherPrije 7 dana
  • For starters, the only way this team will win consistently is by running the other team into the ground, not by heaving three pointers all night...they should be getting more easy lay ups then they do...Ainge brought in Thompson and Teague who have brought nothing to the team...if they can be moved they should be dumped ASAP...we would be better starting Theis, G.Williams, Tatum, Brown and Walker and running...Stevens has no set rotation parading in bench players with no rhyme or reason...and refuses to trust the younger players except Pritchard...our top three off the bench after dumping Thompson and putting Theis back in the starting lineup must become Pritchard, Nesmith, and R.Williams, and keep running the other team into the ground...additionally, Stevens is horrible with in game adjustments, often looking like he's pulling his lineup changes out of a hat...and Tatum and Walker especially need to learn to move the ball on their ice cold nights, instead of forcing senseless shots...enough with the Covid excuses, the Smart is injured's time for the two golden boys Ainge and Stevens to move...🤔

    Neil M. GreenbergNeil M. GreenbergPrije 7 dana
  • Bet the next time they meet C's blow them out.

    Jonah MarquisJonah MarquisPrije 7 dana
  • You realize a lot of players on a lot of teams aren't all the same after Covid-19 right?

    Michael HilliardMichael HilliardPrije 7 dana
  • 1.Trade target for big should be vucevic perhaps for walker.Pritchard can take walkers position at the point. 2.they should increase time lords minute instead of thompson 3.ball movement should start from their two stars JT and JB.They only average 3 assists per game .They should atleast improve it to 5 per game 4.Let JB play shooting guard instead of 4.He is a natural 2 and not comfortable playing 4.

    Ligiday KurinLigiday KurinPrije 7 dana
  • having hayward and kyrie injured really didnt made good results. although they went to the ECF their mentality took a turn for the worst. all of those young players thought they were the best. almost all of them holds the ball and makes play for only themselves. all of their egos went off the roof after the ECF thats why when I see the celtics, I cant see a team but a bunch of individual trying to outclass one another

    Child StarChild StarPrije 8 dana
  • teague and thompson have underperformed especially teague. these two have not made up the hayward gap. walker looking old and the rest out side of the brown tatum are developing players at best. not a good mix at all.

    GT 306GT 306Prije 8 dana
  • They need bench depth and a playmaking PG in Rondo. Trade Jeff Teague and the rest of these G-League players for better bench players. Keep only few bench guys like Pritchard, Smart, and Timelord.

    Karol G. AikawaKarol G. AikawaPrije 8 dana
  • Wtf Boston

    Dominic LaCooteDominic LaCootePrije 9 dana
  • Ylu know jaylen wanted to say kemba

    O-ManO-ManPrije 9 dana
  • Trash basketball almost at its best

    Thank YouThank YouPrije 9 dana
  • Jerami Grant and ball movement/playmaking and Defense

    ethan0702ethan0702Prije 9 dana
  • you got it brother!

    MrJamesbound007MrJamesbound007Prije 9 dana
  • Do the Bucks and their ''Leave the 3s wide open and double on the drives'' stupid system

    GoodPrinceGoodPrincePrije 9 dana
  • Coaching issue for sure.

    JayPee On2WheelsJayPee On2WheelsPrije 9 dana
  • Me and my family being HUGE Celtics fans..."Just wait till my dad sees this"..

    Alice GiordanoAlice GiordanoPrije 9 dana
  • Yes "It's still Kyrie Irving's Fault" lmao

    Jesse PimentelJesse PimentelPrije 9 dana
  • Boston should try for Bradley Beal because Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum know eachother and are good friends which would boost the chemistry and Beal will probably ask for a trade soon due to the way the Wizards have started the season so Boston could go with a trade like Carsen Edwards, Aaron Nesmith and Kemba Walker with some picks for Beal and Robin Lopez

    WatermansBayWatermansBayPrije 9 dana
  • Trade Tacko for LeBron, AD and Kuz and some picks.

    Charles LalawiganCharles LalawiganPrije 9 dana
  • Tatum and kemba like to dribble too damn much, toxic

    AAPrije 10 dana
  • Congrats on your buzzer beater.

    Adrian MercadoAdrian MercadoPrije 10 dana
  • 1:44 RIP MF DOOM

    HoumsHoumsPrije 10 dana

    C jC jPrije 10 dana
  • I’m sure my comment will be pushed to the bottom but I think it’s funny how the Celtics only get major attention when they’re struggling... but anyway, the biggest reason for their problems is not have Smart available. Everyone always thinks of his defense and rightfully so. But he leads the team in assists by a good margin and really makes sure everyone is in their spots in both ends of the floor. He’s the only one calling out plays other than Brad.

    griplimitgriplimitPrije 10 dana
  • i don't think it's a chemistry issue, I think they're just not focused. I'm a bit biased but i think they'll come back from this

    Da Snake 19Da Snake 19Prije 10 dana
  • why dont they play tacco?

    Roko MunivranaRoko MunivranaPrije 10 dana
  • Brad Steven is the problem

    Rahmat BaskaraRahmat BaskaraPrije 10 dana
  • remember when boston and Laker was the best team and won the most championship wtf happen Boston

    ZedrhyxZedrhyxPrije 10 dana

    John Paul AcupJohn Paul AcupPrije 10 dana
  • Nah the Celtics are good just wait till smart comes back

    JasonJasonPrije 10 dana
  • what if the celtics traded kemba and tacko fall, along with a few draft picks, in exchange for insane playmaking from luka doncic?

    Flamboyant GoldfishFlamboyant GoldfishPrije 10 dana
  • Ricky Rubio, Rajon rondo

    Alexandre LctAlexandre LctPrije 10 dana
  • they need to trade kemba for a pass first and defensive minded pg.

    καινη κτισιςκαινη κτισιςPrije 10 dana
  • Celtics had no depth! Danny Boy cant pull a trigger! He loves his assets and its rotting inside his cabinet.

  • Their bench is non existent. Same case last year. If not for Tatum stepping up and Brown locking up Pascal on the post, I doubt they would've beaten the Raptors.

    Steven CarreonSteven CarreonPrije 11 dana
  • Maybe some Lonzo Ball and Veteran JJ Redick could be good for them. A + side upgrade for their ball movement and perimeter shooting

    Louie PesiganLouie PesiganPrije 11 dana
  • isiah thomas curse

    Zikri Endisyah MunandarZikri Endisyah MunandarPrije 11 dana
  • Maybe they're too high to react.

    HalcyonHalcyonPrije 11 dana
  • NO SMART NO HEART! It's that simple! This isn't just an emotional argument either; go back four seasons and you'll see: when Smart misses games, Boston is ALWAYS a sub-500 team, regardless of roster or opponent. He is the most important player on the roster, bar none.

    NotOneToFlyNotOneToFlyPrije 11 dana
  • This dude should be on espn

  • I would trade Walker, get a traditional PG, pick up Blake Griffin and some bench depth. The good news for Boston is that they perfectly- and simultaneously- developed two stars in Tatum and Brown.

    macnoldsmacnoldsPrije 11 dana
  • Celtics starter = top seed Celtics Bench = G league

    Oel DaveOel DavePrije 11 dana
  • I don't want to excuse all of the last games, because some were just unacceptable. But with Kemba and Tatum (Covid) not being healthy yet. And Smart being injured it just isn't fair to judge them as a normal team. I still have a lot of hopes for the post season but they have to get rolling. Still, great video :)

    Moritz SchraderMoritz SchraderPrije 11 dana
  • Danny ainge is a failure once hailed great gm,has squandered this team. Isiah thomas jae crowder,terry rozier,al hartford,gordon hayward kyrie irving morris brother kanter the amount of great players walked ainge should be fired.there is no way Tatum and brown stay looking at the past treatment of other players

    jamel knightjamel knightPrije 11 dana
  • The only way Celtics can consistently win is to have them face the Raptors every single game! 🤣

    Laurel DamayoLaurel DamayoPrije 11 dana
  • Tatum is a BALLHOG!!

    Kung Fu KennyKung Fu KennyPrije 11 dana
  • I fucking knew that thumbnail was photoshopped

    Sam BSam BPrije 11 dana
  • Tatum overrated

    Ryan RiversRyan RiversPrije 11 dana
  • tatum to lakers

    MDNJSPRMDNJSPRPrije 11 dana
  • Just give Blake Griffin a opportunity. At this point we could easily fetch him for two 2nd round picks it's not like we have been drafting well in the past drafts: Edwards, Grant Williams, Ojeleye and other end of the bench guys

    Miguel BrazMiguel BrazPrije 11 dana
  • Now is when people realize Kyrie wasn't the problem

    Big MadBig MadPrije 11 dana
  • They lost Al Horford, who could've control or hold the ball then do their play. Also, J. Tatum is very inconsistent. He's always On/Off.

    Mariner Chris •Mariner Chris •Prije 11 dana
  • that thumbnail made me laugh for a good 2 minutes.

    devodevoPrije 11 dana
  • Da Celtics wishin they still had Terry Rozier😂 he ballin this season

    Nicholas PallasNicholas PallasPrije 11 dana
  • Ainge absolutely botched this team! Wasted a bunch of picks and let talent walk out for NOTHING. If he didn’t have his head so far up his ass we would have Myles Turner who would instantly be the Celtics best big and Mcdermott who would become the best option of the bench.

    Champ ChampChamp ChampPrije 11 dana
  • Bealllll

    Muhammad YassinMuhammad YassinPrije 11 dana
  • A team without size, with players that think that they are in a 3 pt competition, 2 divas who do not like to pass and are desperate for stardom status, a PG who smiles and thinks is funny when he gets blocked, misses layups, does not make shots, and makes stupid turnovers, a coach who is "experimenting" and is willing to sacrifice as many games as needed to "find" the magic formula......yeap. that and a lot more are the Boston Celtics

    Joan OviedoJoan OviedoPrije 11 dana
  • It is early in the season. The Celtics don't have a giant gaping holes. They have players who are young and tend to play Lazy at times. As bad as we've played last time I looked we were what 4 and 1/2 games out of first and only a couple games out of second. I'd rather have issues now than when the playoffs come around. There's absolutely no way they will miss the playoffs. And with the Personnel we have and guys getting healthier throughout the season and the younger guys becoming more acclimated to the offense and defensive schemes they will be a much tougher team come the end of the season. The East hasn't been this hard in years and I think they're just act limiting the Eastern Conference teams that actually play hard. We have two of the most solid guards in the league with Walker and Marcus Smart. We have good back-ups with Pritchard Jeff Teague and even young guys like Waters who won Rookie of the Year in G League last year. We have two of the best wings in the game and we are a little thin behind them but we do have the Personnel to step up if they will actually do their job and step up. everybody says we're stopped at Center but if you look at the statistics on Tice he's really actually one of the better centers in basketball. He's not a tremendous core or an amazing rebounder but if you take his all-around game and wins above replacement is actually a solid Center for his size. Robert Williams should definitely be playing better and hopefully by the end of the season will. you don't get many senators who can jump out of the building like he can. He's like a poor man's Zion Williamson athletically. I'm a little disappointed with the start that Tristan Thompson had to his season but we're fairly solid there if Thompson can play up to his potential. Are bent is a weak spot but with Pritchard playing very solid backing up the point guard spot oh, and I believe he could be equal is efficient at the two. A Romeo can play up to his potential and we can get even the slightest bit of help from Naismith they were both lottery picks they should be able to add something off the bench. we have the Personnel to Danny Ainge being pressured into going out and scooping up the savior for there season is ridiculous. he would only be pandering towards the fans in Media I think you stand Pat and make the guys you put the money and draft picks into work harder and do their job. my main point is the season is Young we're definitely going to be in the playoffs as Miami showed last year if you have the personnel and can get hot at the right time anybody can make the finals. and with the West being so soft who knows. What are we 25 games into the season or so? I think teams like Miami Toronto and the Wizards are underachieving in a much bigger way and too much Focus and shade is thrown Boston's way. the media and the fans need to relax and just have faith that the Personnel we have is terrific, the team was constructed very well. we do tend to draft poorly at times, but their last two lottery picks with Romeo and Nesmith can add anything at all they could have a very nice season from here on out. and who knows we have a 7 foot 6 Center that also shared Rookie of the Year honors. He's not just tall he's very long with his arms and could add the rebounding and rim protection bostonlax trying times and we need it. And anybody who's actually watched him play Taco Fall has a very nice offensive game building.

    larry kochlarry kochPrije 11 dana
  • To me its kemba , and they also need a big man

    Ghost FlossyGhost FlossyPrije 11 dana
  • Ainge just messed up the deal that would get them myles turner 😭

    Crunchtime HooperzCrunchtime HooperzPrije 11 dana
  • the celtics need to adapt more with not just using their star players to run iso they need torun more plays and stick to the plan with a pla. instead of passing the ball to atum with 5 seconds left on the clock for a fadeaway jumper on the three throw line

    fionn guerinfionn guerinPrije 11 dana
  • Danny Ainge is the main problem.

    Aezen Dela CruzAezen Dela CruzPrije 11 dana
  • Celtics will bounce back 👍🏻 they just need their core to be healthy at a same time.. Either of them have been out through out the season.

    Sumanth KamathSumanth KamathPrije 11 dana
  • Blake griffin

    Anthony 5LjubevskiAnthony 5LjubevskiPrije 11 dana
  • Celtics problem was not kyrie

    Lings AveLings AvePrije 11 dana
  • And people were saying that Irving was the problem

    Agustín RafaelleAgustín RafaellePrije 11 dana
  • Tatum handlds the ball too much, and for someone who dribble that much. He doesnt creates enougj separation and those contested shots he takes is mind blowing. Tatum needs to work on his handles to take better shots.

    GilxSullingerGilxSullingerPrije 11 dana
  • Well they need to lessen ISO plays unless it clutch time just give the ball to MambaKid Tatum. J Brown should give way

    GeLo LangitGeLo LangitPrije 11 dana
  • "upgrade their wing position"? I would love to see how they are going to upgrade Tatum and Brown 🤣. Who are they gonna get? Kawhi and Paul George? Yeah Ok.

    EpilepticRabbitEpilepticRabbitPrije 11 dana
    • He means the wing depth. If you watch the Celtics the 3rd best forward on their team is semi ojeleye, who is a 8-10 man in a good rotation. Doesn’t seem like you listened closely or are a Celtics fan.

      A ZA ZPrije 11 dana
  • The have a leadership problem, they have no depth, and rely too much on 3pt shooting.

    NeoPR95NeoPR95Prije 11 dana
  • I’ve said since the season started the lack of depth on the bench would be their undoing.

    eba1029eba1029Prije 11 dana
  • Andre Drummond

    lowkeyslicklowkeyslickPrije 11 dana
  • just remember lespn put warriors in 28 rank in this season

    Doffy DonquixoteDoffy DonquixotePrije 11 dana
  • They lost smart and that's it.

    8 Four8 FourPrije 11 dana
  • Seems like Kyrie wasn't the problem.

    Nati AlmaliahNati AlmaliahPrije 11 dana
  • Ball movement lol

    Adrian TarrantAdrian TarrantPrije 11 dana
  • Here are Celtics issues. They need a big Guy like Hassan Whiteside for example. Kemba is doing his job as a playmaker. They need a SF who can play SG like Josh Hart. A PF like Collins from the Trailblazers. It is a real shame that Danny Aige didnt take advantages of his picks to make a trade.

    Kevin-Vincent ElaboKevin-Vincent ElaboPrije 11 dana
  • they need to trade kemba, some bench for a solid big man or veteran or might as well trade their whole roster except the Jays and smart

    Chad StaChad StaPrije 11 dana
  • the celtics won't make the finals this season no fucking cap

    Chad StaChad StaPrije 11 dana
  • Andre Drummond?

    Manuel CesManuel CesPrije 11 dana
  • They need drummond

    Gerrymhel Paul IliganGerrymhel Paul IliganPrije 12 dana
  • Except for that Raptors game, the heavy iso ball and lack of ball&player movement on the court is glaring; tells me two things: (1) stars don't have trust on others to make shots (except for a few, throwing bricks has been the case for most games this season) and (2) inconsistent lineups are getting everyone confused (a case of a team not having good role players and/or coach not having a consistent plan). Since Smart got injured, opposing teams has been attacking the guards. Switching with C's small guards, creating mismatches and others scrambling to help is wrecking havoc on the defense and every team capitalize. I feel like these losses should push DA to make moves which I hope he does, team needs size and physicality. Right now, we're soft.

    NoySkippinNoySkippinPrije 12 dana
  • Chris Paul for kemba

    Stone CurranStone CurranPrije 12 dana
    • exactly even though their averaging the same i think

      10 Adi Esguerra10 Adi EsguerraPrije 11 dana
  • Yet they like to play their best against the Raptors

    VELOXVELOXPrije 12 dana