Tracy McGrady gives advice on how to fix the Celtics to coach Brad Stevens
Veteran Tracy McGrady has expressed his opinions on how Brad Stevens can establish wins for the Boston Celtics.
McGrady told Stevens that he could fix his players by emphasizing their roles in court.
He pointed out the lack of chemistry among Celtics players. “They have a talented roster, but (Marcus Morris) is right,” McGrady said. “There’s a bunch of individuals out there trying to get theirs. And I love Brad Stevens, I think he’s a hell of a coach. I have to put some of the onus on him in terms of what are these guys’ roles?”
He recalled his days with former coach Jeff Van Gundy in Houston Rockets. The coach sat them down and distinguished their roles in front of everybody.
“That is interesting, and it worked. … So now, everyone has a role identified to them, you can hold each other accountable and say ‘you’re not doing your job.’ I think he has to do that because I don’t think these guys really know, individually, ‘What do I have to do for us to win?’” This was the solution offered by McGrady.
Analysts agree with McGrady, believing that if the Celtics develop a genuine ‘team’ mindset, they would be unstoppable.
Though Boston is in a safe spot for the play-offs, Steven’s squad needs to continue winning games to qualify for the NBA Finals. (Janiel Abby Toralba)