After one of the roughest starts in team history under new head coach Ime Udoka and with a reconfigured roster, the Boston Celtics have now won three of their last four games, playing defense at a level only matched by a handful of teams in the league to get closer to being a team with a winning record again.
But could this resurgence around a defensive identity be who the team is now, or is it simply a trend in a season that’s already a roller-coaster ride for a number of teams? There are always debate revolving around the appropriate sample size for judging the ceiling of a team, and Boston has plenty of caveats to consider when contextualizing their start.
The hosts of the CLNS Media podcast “Celtics Stuff Live” Justin Poulin and Jon Duke dive into this debate, and come out cautiously optimistic on most counts.
Watch the video embedded above to hear their assessment of the Celtics’ status quo, and see if you share their views.