Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics are nearly at 'rock bottom'

Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics are nearly at 'rock bottom'

Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics are nearly at 'rock bottom'

That's how National Basketball Association analyst Chris Mannix characterized the Celtics' potential pursuit of Anthony Davis, noting the C's are better-positioned than any National Basketball Association team to acquire the New Orleans Pelicans superstar. But Irving has a point.

"Of course, I know that in order to win games, a lot of pressure is going to be on me", Davis said. "We have to tackle one at a time". The 6-foot-10 big man is averaging 27.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. The rest of the Celtics' starting lineup will feature Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, and Al Horford. "So, I got to play nearly ideal every night to give us a chance to win". "That's the team we know", Boston guard Marcus Smart said. "No one's anxious about who's getting the ball, we're just focused on the defensive end". "That's the team we know and the way we played in the past". "When we're playing at that type of level, then we're tough to beat, because offensively it'll take care of itself". "We worry about winning games and putting everybody in the best situation to win games".

The Celtics put up 39 3s, hitting 19, a statistic that Gentry thought was as telling as his team's turnovers.

"We needed to be on the floor and try and correct those things", Gentry said. They are probably the most asset-rich team in the league today and could certainly use Davis more, at least going by how their regular season has gone so far. The Pelicans did make some runs as the Celtics struggled to close quarters, and New Orleans had their deficit down to six early in the fourth quarter. However, Sheridan suggests the Celtics should look at trying to move the point guard this year.

Kyrie Irving has expressed in the past that he wants to lead his own team, and many believed that he would be the face of the Celtics when he signed in 2017.

Rozier's layup capped the burst and made it 80-60 midway through the third quarter. The Pelicans are now 10-11 and 12th in the Western Conference standings.

Anthony Davis has the chance to become the NBA's biggest free agent since LeBron James in 2010 and Kevin Durant in 2014. There was a sense of urgency right from tip-off and Boston jumped out to a 15-point lead in the opening frame. He also was assessed a technical foul in the second quarter after he tossed the ball away during a stoppage.

The Boston Celtics have the money to buy the shiny new sports vehicle. The team, however, has been a huge disappointment since a bright start, and the Celtics are now the 6th seed, with just a.524 record.

The Celtics head back to Boston for a Friday night showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pelicans had 13 fast-break points. Forward Solomon Hill saw action for the first time since November 1.

But, 20 games later, Stevens has announced there will be changes to Boston's lineup.

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