The Boston Celtics are in serious trouble. Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas and company fell flat in a 111-97 home loss against the Chicago Bulls in Game 2, and with that, the No. 1 seed is left with the tall task of needing four wins over the next six games in order to advance. As you might expect in an instance such as this, the reactions to Boston’s ugly two-game performance have been swift and biting.
While general hilarity and pointed criticism are warranted in this case, the great majority of wrath has come in the direction of Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. After all, Boston chose to sit on their war chest of assets instead of “cashing in” on a godfather offer for either Jimmy Butler and Paul George. That decision is looking less than ideal at this point.