Celtics Need Win Streak to Stop Rumors?
The Celtics are 5-9 and still haven’t beaten a team ahead of them in the standings. With nearly a quarter of the season in the rear-view mirror, the Celtics sit third in the Atlantic Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference and have shown little to inspire any sort of confidence.
Consequently, whispers have grown to shouts that the team will entertain the notion of trading the likes of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett if it can’t get things right in the near future.
This, even as the general manager, coach and the players plead for patience and suggest that view is merely a doomsday scenario.
No, it’s clear the only thing that will kill this thing is a prolonged winning streak, a glimpse that this team can get back to the level it was at in recent seasons. After snapping a five-game skid with a win Wednesday night over the Raptors, the Celtics had a chance Friday to build some momentum and diminish some of the potential skake-up buzz.
Another loss only fuels the shortsighted suggestion that they should “blow it up.” (And don’t forget that it’s unlikely they could fetch much in the trade market that would help them in future seasons.)