The point guard position is the problem
As it stands right now, the Boston Celtics are one of the biggest disappointments this season, and it doesn't seem they will get better anytime soon. They are currently on the 10th spot in the eastern conference, even though many predicted they would be a legitimate playoff team at the start of this season. However, there are numerous problems with the Celtics it's evident they have chemistry issues that affect their overall performance.
Celtics legend and one of the first big superstars in the NBA, Bob Cousy, is still actively following the league and his team, despite being 93 years old. In an interview with Boston Globe, Cousy reflected on the Celtics' struggles this season and detected their problem is the point guard position. According to Cousy, the Celtics need someone who will make plays for others and take control of the game when it's necessary.
"They should be a lot better than they are," former Celtics point guard Bob Cousy told the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy. "It doesn't look like we're going to be hanging banner No. 18 any time soon. The problem, in Cousy's eyes, is the point guard position. "I hate to bring it back to a point guard but … you don't have that control. When we got a lead of 6-8 points, that was when I would take it home. I just would not allow us to lose the lead."
Cousy doesn't believe they will win a championship soon
The Celtics are indeed one of the weirdest teams in recent NBA history. They had several trips in a row deep into the playoffs, but it seems they fell off even though their best players are now more experienced and overall better players than they were back then. Cousy thinks neither Kyrie Irving nor Kemba Walker was the right fit for the Celtics, and his suggestion is to find someone who can attack the basket, create room for others and make things easier on offense.
"They had one in Kyrie [Irving], but he was a head case. They potentially had one in Kemba [Walker], although Kemba was a shooting guard more than a point guard," Cousy said. "You need a penetrating point guard at that point who is a threat and then he passes off to the [Jayson] Tatums and the [Jaylen] Browns."
The Celtics went through some structural changes this summer as a franchise, and there were constant reports of how the front office is not doing a great job which is one of the reasons Brad Stevens took on the role of a GM. It will be interesting to see if the Celtics will make some moves before the trade deadline is over because they are definitely a team that needs to shake some things up if they want to keep their playoff dreams alive.