The Celtics have many questions that need to be answered following their 104-96 loss to the Nets on Saturday. The team has struggled in recent weeks, an indication that they may not be a championship contender.
NESN Insider Tony Lee understands the team has many issues that need to be resolved before the playoffs.
“It’s tough to pin that one specific thing where they can turn this thing around,” Lee told SportsDesk‘s John Chandler. “They’re certainly not a contender in the East at this point in time.”
One of the team’s problems may be the play of Rasheed Wallace, who has been inconsistent in his first season in Boston.
“He seems to be very up-and-down,” Lee said. “He’s been struggling to find his role.”
Another struggling role player has been Nate Robinson, whom the Celtics acquired less than two weeks ago at the trade deadline. Robinson hasn’t fit into the Celtics’ defensive scheme.
“You haven’t seen a ton from him on the defensive end,” Lee said. “We really haven’t seen if the fit is quite right yet.”
Check out what else Lee had to say about the Celtics’ struggles below.