Fixing the Boston Celtics isn't going to be easy, and it's not going to be fun. But it is possible.
With the exception of spreading the ball, Boston has struggled in just about every facet of the game.
The Celtics' once-impenetrable defense is now a porous existence, their offense is stagnant in spite of Rajon Rondo's assist totals, their bench production is flimsy and their rebounding totals are laughable.
Somewhat obviously, this all needs to change.
Boston isn't going to contend for any titles by failing to meet any tactical expectations. In fact, at the rate it's going, the team isn't even on pace to make the playoffs, which is a problem.
Again, though, it's a fixable problem. By making some adjustments and exploring some alternative methods of attack, the Celtics can salvage their season.
They just have to ensure they do so soon.
Before it's too late.
*All stats in this article are accurate as of January 2, 2013.