Setshot33 wrote:When Smart's out, these guys hang their head at the least bit of adversity and throw in the towel. Saw it first hand just a few months ago.
Either the mental makeup of supposed "stars" Tatum and Brown are weak or the coach is incapable of getting it out of them.
How would you suggest that's fixed when you ship Smart out?
The mental makeup of Tatum and Brown will improve as they grow older.
We already know that the Celts will never win a championship with Marcus Smart around.
Throwing the ball away after the jump ball was so stupid.
Even high school players would not have done something so stupid like that.
And it was not the first time Marcus Smart did something stupid and demoralizing.
How can the Celts win a championship if Smart will try to be the hero in a close game?
One mistake or one ill-advised shot from Smart could be the difference between advancing to the next round of the playoffs or getting eliminated.
I'm sure Brad Stevens never told Smart to throw the ball if the Celts get that jump ball.
It was already understood that if the Celts got the ball, the shot clock will reset.
For a player in his 7th year in the NBA, there's just no excuse for not knowing that.
This current Celtics team has quite a few low basketball IQ players.
If the Celts want to return to the finals, they're going to need players who play the right way.
According to reports, other NBA teams value what Marcus Smart has to offer.
It's time for Ainge to cash in.