The Boston Celtics got close – but not close enough – this past season.
They impressed millions of people by recalibrating in the new year and pushing through the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Then they fought their way to the NBA Finals and put up a fight against the Golden State Warriors.
In the end, it wasn’t meant to be and they fell in six games, which has led many fans to wonder what could be changed to improve their chances next year.
Stevens said it's not as much about "blindly acquiring talent" as it is continuing to build a team that fits well together and lifts everyone else up.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 21, 2022
Celtics head honcho Brad Stevens has some idea about how to enhance the team in the seasons ahead and his approach is very homegrown and organic.
Stevens told the press that the future of the team isn’t about “blindly acquiring talent” but instead will be focused on “continuing to build a team that fits well together and lifts everyone else up.”
This is a fantastic method to strengthen the Celtics and it’s honestly what they’ve done to get this far.
Many teams in Boston’s situation would probably trade away some assets in order to land a huge All-Star, hoping that would be the key to taking them to the next level.
But that’s not what Stevens and his crew are doing.
Instead, they are assembling a group of guys who work well together, lift one another up, and understand the culture because they were part of creating it.
When you look at the current roster, you see that’s what Stevens and his staff have been doing for a while now.
Their loyalty has only made the team better and more committed.
It’s worked very well so far, so why would they change things now?