4 Boston Celtics Who Aren't Pulling Their Weight

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
4 Boston Celtics Who Aren't Pulling Their Weight
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Holding the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-5 is hardly a cause for concern for most NBA franchises.

But with an NBA-best 17 titles, the Boston Celtics aren't exactly another NBA franchise.

The championship-or-bust brand of thinking that seems to follow the Celtics regardless of the makeup of their roster has fans a little more than weary about this average start. A seven-game Eastern Conference Finals loss to the eventual NBA champions (the Miami Heat) may have yet again set expectations a little out of reach for this current Celtics team.

As it would with any struggling professional sports team (no matter if those struggles are real or perceived), the finger-pointing blame game has begun in earnest. Statistics would pin the blame on a Celtics interior that has allowed the NBA's worst rebounding differential (minus-5.27) and is tied for the second-fewest blocks (3.27).

But that's not the only reason for Boston's early-season funk.

All stats used in this article are accurate as of 11/19/2012.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Boston Celtics from B/R on Facebook

Follow Boston Celtics from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Boston Celtics

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.