|Doc Rivers Threatens Celtics Shake Up|
The Boston Celtics always seem to make a late season run - see 2012 playoffs for proof of that - but head coach Doc Rivers is concerned that this years group is being too complacent in it's approach heading into the second half of the season. Following the team's third straight defeat, a streak in which two of those losses came against Detroit and New Orleans, Rivers said that if things don't change there may be some players on their way out sooner, than later.
Rivers did not single anyone out, but was pretty harsh in his assessment of the team's performances.
"I said we’ve got to find something where every night all 12 guys play the same,” Rivers said. “We did it for three games in a stretch. I told them game four and five in that (six-game winning streak) was garbage, we just won the game. So I gotta figure that out. I don’t think the guys are honest with each other. I just don’t think we have committed to being a good basketball team. I think this team wants everything easy. They want the easy way out. They want to win easy. I told them, the only way you’re going to win easy is you’re gonna have to play hard. The harder you play the easier the games become. We’re taking the approach.
“I gotta either find the right combination, the right guys or we’re going to get some guys out of here,” he said. “It’s the bottom line, because this group right now, they’re not playing right and it’s in them to play right but right now they haven’t been because I’m not getting to them or they’re not getting to each other. Either we gotta do that or we gotta make changes. I’m saying if we don’t get it right we may (make changes). The six-game winning streak was great. Three of those games we played tremendous basketball. The other three we won the game.”
|Last Updated ( Monday, 21 January 2013 17:12 )|