Kyrie Irving says Celtics don’t have time to keep waiting for team to click
Kyrie: “We just can’t wait anymore, honestly. From myself, everybody else as a collective, to our coaching staff, we just don’t have time to really be waiting to kind of see if guys are going to give that extra effort, including myself.”
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) November 22, 2018
The Celtics are currently having problems and are playing differently from their 2017-18 campaign in which they reached the Eastern Conference Finals. At 9-9, Boston holds the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, having lost three straight games.
The Celtics’ lineup, however, does not lack the star power they needed. They have Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, and a returning Gordon Hayward, but they simply haven’t meshed as hoped to start the season.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has stated that no one or two players are to blame for their struggles. He stated that they need to take their issues down piece by piece, per Chris Forsberg of NBCS Boston. Certain adjustments must be made for the team to finally “click” and be competitive in their upcoming matchups.
Kyrie Irving came from the Cleveland Cavaliers after he demanded to be traded. He is now the focal point of his own team and continues to deliver All-Star credentials. A five-time All-Star, Irving is averaging 22.4 points and 5.4 assists to lead the Celtics in both categories, but it hasn’t been enough to overcome this tough start for the team.