BOSTON (CBS) — Comcast SportsNet New England’s Mike Gorman joined Toucher & Rich to discuss the state of the Boston Celtics, as well as the team’s chances to compete in the Eastern Conference moving forward.
While many fans were initially upset with Celtics GM Danny Ainge for staying put at the trade deadline, Gorman was in favor of the strategy. He agreed that more moves need to be made in the future, however, he thinks it was best to give the team a chance to keep rolling as is.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be a difficult road block for Boston to overcome in the East, but everything isn’t perfect in Cleveland at the moment.
Despite possessing the best record in the East, rumors are swirling about a lack of chemistry in the Cavs’ locker room. While it may not mean much right now, chemistry issues could become significant down the line, according to Gorman.
“I think there’s a chance that team could self-destruct,” predicted Gorman. “The locker room seems like it’s something of a mess.”
Even if Cleveland doesn’t self-destruct, Gorman believes that the Celtics have the pieces – and more importantly, the coach – to remain in the race for the Eastern Conference.
“I think that’s true because of Brad Stevens,” said Gorman. “I think he not only has the reputation as the best young coach in the game, on a nightly basis is proving that he’s the best young coach in the game.”
“It’s like a very good college program that the Celtics have running right now in the NBA, and it’s working.”
It’s safe to say that expectations are high.
“I think this team can go a long way,” declared Gorman.
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