The Celtics have failed to follow through on the high expectations they set for themselves. According to Mark Medina of The Mercury News, though, Durant feels the Beantown team still has time to figure things out:
“They're still trying to figure each other out. What you see right now is probably not the finished product.”
Celtics fans are hoping there is some truth to Kevin Durant's comments. Boston was one of the most surprising teams in the league last season when they finished with the top seed in the East and made the conference finals without their two star players in point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Gordon Hayward. Unfortunately, they have fallen vastly short of expectations despite being fully healthy this campaign.
The Celtics are currently fifth in the East. To make matters worse, they have not provided enough reason to raise beliefs that things will work out down the final stretch of the season after going 3-7 in their last 10 games. Things will not get any better as they are in the midst of a grueling road trip along the West Coast.
Fortunately, seeding should not have too much of an impact when it comes to the Eastern Conference Playoffs now the Lebron James is with the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only do the Celtics boast more talent on their roster than any other team in the East, but they also have arguably the most clutch player in the league in Irving. This is obviously more than enough to keep Durant on his toes.