Udoka has called the team out for not playing together, mentioned when specific players needed to be better, and even questioned the team’s overall pride.
In theory, that should be exactly how the Celtics should be playing with the players they have on their roster. The players Udoka got were not the players that he believed he was getting. Udoka called out his starters for playing too selfishly after Boston’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs a couple of weeks ago:
“It’s habits that we need to break. Not trying to go isolation. We got Marcus, Jaylen, Jayson, and Dennis starting. They need to learn to play together, not try to just get baskets for themselves.”
Udoka has made some changes on the defensive end, too.