The Boston Celtics entered this season with depth as their greatest strength. The ability to throw various lineups at their opposition and go unconventional when necessary. But the unpredictability is wearing down Boston's players, and starting small forward Jae Crowder has had enough, per MassLive's Jay King:
The Celtics don't have set rotations. That makes them hard to scout, but also difficult for their players to find any rhythm.
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NBA players are creatures of habit, and Boston's coaching staff needs to eventually throw them a bone by establishing a bit more stability.
“(The) coaching staff hasn't figured it out yet. We don't have set rotations. A lot of guys don't know where we're going to play or what time we're going to play. It's affecting us a little bit. We've got to figure it out as a unit, figure it out as a coaching staff. We gotta build our identity in who we want to be. We're a month into the season and we haven't figured it out.”