Celtics’ Jayson Tatum insists there’s no bad blood in locker room amid recent failures
The Boston Celtics’ woes continued after suffering their third straight loss in a row on Wednesday night. The Atlanta Hawks held a comfortable lead throughout most of the game, putting the Celtics even further under the microscope.
Due to the recent struggles happening in Boston, there have been rumors of Danny Ainge potentially making some trades or even firing head coach, Brad Stevens. Obviously, something wrong is going on with the Celtics right now and the franchise needs to find a way to correct the path soon.
However, Jayson Tatum maintains a positive opinion during these trying times. Here’s an excerpt from the Keith Smith in SB Nation’s CelticsBlog reiterating Tatum’s take on the Celtics’ current situation:
Despite the Celtics sitting under .500, Tatum said the team hasn’t lost faith in each other or in the organization, despite some scuttle to the contrary. Tatum said everyone is focused on turning the season around: “Everyone in that locker room and organization cares. We want to figure it out. It’s not a chemistry thing. It’s not that we don’t enjoy being around each other and playing with each other. We do. We’re all frustrated with ourselves and how we’re playing as a team. We want to figure it out. That we care is a positive I’m taking away from right now.”
The team is ultra-aware of what’s going on in Boston right now, but luckily for them, there is still time to right the ship. Especially with superstar talent on the roster in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker.
With the NBA trade deadline on March 25, it’s likely Ainge makes a move to improve this roster. Additionally, Stevens needs to find a way to get this team to mesh together. It’s odd to see an organization look so solid a year ago, only to be just on the outside of the playoff midway through the season.