The Boston Celtics‘ entire organization has to be embarrassed with how their season ended.
After making the NBA Finals last year, the Celtics were excepted to return there at a bare minimum.
Yet they could not capitalize on having home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Once the Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated in the first round, the Celtics became heavy favorites to win the conference.
There was even an ESPN graphic that gave the Celtics a 97% chance of defeating the Miami Heat in the ECF.
But the Celtics ended their season by getting dominated at home in Game 7.
Many fans think it is time for the Celtics to shake up their roster.
According to Brad Stevens, the Celtics plan on keeping their core together.
Our focus is on the strong core that we've built. pic.twitter.com/WfbOV0Hwn8
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 1, 2023
We saw numerous times throughout the playoffs when the Celtics looked lost as a team.
Much of the blame went to first-year head coach Joe Mazzulla.
But, the players were not without their share of blame as well.
In Game 7, the two Celtics stars did not show up.
Jayson Tatum only scored 14 points and Jaylen Brown committed eight turnovers in the game.
It was the type of performance where a front office might say it is time to move on.
If Boston wants to keep their core in place they better open the checkbook.
Both Tatum and Brown are eligible for max contracts.
You can bet both expect to be paid like a max player, which could cause some problems for the Celtics.
Having two max players under contract can lead to a shortage of cap space for the rest of the roster.
The Celtics’ core has had plenty of time to show who they are, and it is not a future Boston should be excited about.NEXT: Chris Russo Names His List Of Players Better Than Jaylen Brown