Today’s episode of the CelticsPod sees NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg join me to discuss a plethora of topics relating to Celtics basketball. We hit on Kemba Walker’s struggles and the predicament Brad Stevens finds himself in, straddling the line between contending and developing young talent.
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Celtics 4th quarter defensive struggles
Ball movement inconsistencies
Nesmith and Romeo
+ WAY WAY more
I ask Chris if he thinks that Aaron Nesmith’s current absence is indicative of Stevens’ lack of trust and how Romeo Langford’s return could affect the rotation.
“My only gripe with Brad right now is he’s trying to straddle this line, which is winning games and being competitive. And it comes at the expense of player development at times. This is not new. This has happened for years now where it takes rookies a little bit of time to either earn that trust or for him to feel confident to put them in the game which is understandable because you don’t just show up in the NBA and get minutes. Some of that has to be earned. But, if you’re going to lean on the Carsen Edwardses and Semi Ojeleyes of the world, why can’t you find 10 minutes a night to give Nesmith some run?”
In true Forsberg style, Chris provides some statistical information surrounding the Celtics 4th quarter struggles, and how that compares to the rest of the league. We also discuss the TPE and potential pieces the Celtics will have to part with should any deal be made.
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