You know things are bleak for the Boston Celtics if their best player has appeared in just 21 games and is shooting just 37.5 percent from the field.
Sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference and an absurd 28 games back of the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics are clearly in the midst of a season to forget. With the lottery drawing closer and the race for the number one pick heating up, expect Boston to start pulling out some of the classic tactics of a tanking team (resting veterans, giving young guys the lion’s share of minutes, etc.)
Still, Boston has played nearly a full campaign, and in that time a clear hierarchy of players have emerged. Despite some midseason trades it has become pretty clear who has surprised for the C’s, who has been a fringe contributor and who looks like a long-term asset.
With less than 20 games remaining in this dark rebuilding season, let’s break down the top 10 Celtics and analyze their recent play.
Note: Stats for players acquired midseason are just since they became Celtics.