Since the Boston Celtics made various deals before the 2011 NBA Trade Deadline, it was assumed their new look would be the talk of the town.
The exact opposite has occurred.
For example, what is the Celtics' record since the deadline? The correct answer is 5-1.
If you had to look up the answer, you can recognize the fact that they've been out of the national spotlight for some time now.
The Celtics only lost on the night of the deadline, when they were shorthanded. They lost to the Denver Nuggets, who had already acquired their players from the infamous Carmelo Anthony trade.
Since that loss, they have been cruising along. Five straight wins, but little to no coverage outside of Boston.
Why isn't Boston's success being talked about?
Here are a couple reason the Celtics aren't morning talk-show material.