This is not the season that many fans expected or wanted for the Boston Celtics.
Few people thought they could go all the way to the NBA Finals this year but many still thought they’d be doing better than they are.
Right now the team is ninth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-25.
That isn’t a great score and it’s definitely far, far from the top or the other teams in contention for the Eastern Conference Finals like the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Some fans are growing impatient and hoping that Brad Stevens and the Celtics front office do something drastic – like completely resetting the franchise.
Yes, some are hoping Boston is completely broken down and then rebuilt in a better way for next season.
But is it too soon to hope for this?
Does Boston just need a bit more time?
Or is a franchise reset the only path to success?
A Big, Different Year
It’s important to note that the Celtics have a lot of great things going for them.
Tatum is averaging 26 points, 8.5 rebounds, and four assists a game while Brown is landing 24.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and three assists a game.
The @celtics get a BIG win at home fueled by the scoring of Jaylen Brown (29 PTS, 4 REB) and Jayson Tatum!
Jayson Tatum: 20 PTS, 12 REB, 5 AST
Al Horford: 14 PTS, 9 REB, 2 BLK pic.twitter.com/lCkDccQozk
— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2022
From time to time, you’ll hear rumors of breaking up these two and sending one away for a big trade package.
But Boston should really keep them together if they are hoping for long term success in the near future.
And there is other great talent on the team such as Marcus Smart (11.4 points, 5.5 assists, 3.9 rebounds a game), Dennis Schroder (14.6 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds a game), and a bunch of other talented role players.
Exactly how coach drew it up
— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2022
Plus, they have a brand new, promising coach with Ime Udoka.
Udoka has experienced his fair share of ups and downs, of course, but he’s a very talented guy who has only gotten started leading the team.
Time Is On Their Side
The bottom line is this: you have to give the Celtics more time.
The team has a lot of talent, including two of the best guards in the league.
Yes, things aren’t working out very well right now but they have a chance to be incredible…even if they’re struggling right now.
Celtics fans always had so much faith in Stevens when he was coach.
He’s still around, he’s just been promoted to a higher position.
Therefore, the fans should continue to have faith in Stevens, his replacement, and the plans they are putting into place.
It’s frustrating to see a team with so much potential floundering towards the bottom.
It’s tempting to want to break everything down and start over again but that isn’t necessary with the Celtics.
The team could use perhaps a few other role players added to the roster and some other tempting trades but they definitely don’t need a complete reset.
They’re showing promise and so much potential.
Everyone just needs to give this team some time, which is easier said than done.