Connect with us


Celtics coach Brad Stevens says he’s ‘not doing a very good job’ setting up Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward for success

Celtics, Brad Stevens, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says he’s “not doing a very good job” setting up backup point guard Terry Rozier and small Gordon Hayward for success in the team’s second round series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics are down 1-3 and both Hayward and Rozier have been non-factors in the series.

Rozier is averaging 5.5 points through four games against the Bucks while shooting a woeful 26.9 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc. After having a spirited 2018 playoff run as the starting point guard with Kyrie Irving out, Rozier’s 2018-19 season with the Celtics has been pretty much a nightmare from start to finish.

Hayward, meanwhile, hasn’t been much better than Rozier. The swingman is putting up 7.5 points in the Bucks series and shooting 34.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from the 3-point line. Hayward finished with just two points in the Game 4 loss while playing over 26 minutes.

The Celtics’ 2018-19 season has been summed up in this series against the Bucks. Boston won Game 1 in Milwaukee and everyone thought they were going to easily defeat the Bucks. Three games later, and the Celtics are now facing elimination. This team hasn’t been able to find any consistency all season. Some changes could be coming for Boston this summer.