The Boston Celtics have arguably the deepest team in the NBA, but stacking up talent doesn’t always translate to success.
All teams, especially the good ones, need direction, and the Celtics are lacking that right now.
That’s why Jaylen Brown believes the offense needs to be more organized in Thursday’s must-win road game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers if they want to extend this series.
"Definitely get more organized."
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Brown believes the team also needs to do a better job of preserving spacing, and he’s not the only player that has pointed out their lack of offensive discipline under Joe Mazzulla.
Marcus Smart recently claimed that there’s a lot of “randomness” to their offense, and that was an interesting choice of words, to say the least.
A team like the Celtics shouldn’t have that kind of issue or any sort of difficulty getting quality looks.
Smart is a solid passer, and both Brown and Al Horford are above-average playmakers at their positions and could be primary creators.
Jayson Tatum isn’t always at his best when he puts the ball on the floor, but he can get his shot up against most defenders, not to mention he’s quite solid in isolation.
They also have a savvy, smart veteran with a high basketball IQ coming off the bench in Malcolm Brogdon, so one can’t help to think that these players are being misused.
They’re talented enough to take the City of Brotherly Love by storm and finish the job at home, but there’s no more margin for error,NEXT: Joe Mazzulla Reacts To Celtics' Game 5 Loss To Sixers