Dysfunction in Celtics Locker Room Comes to Light!


According to a new report, when Blake Griffin was pondering his next landing spot after a mid-season buyout from Detroit, he asked a Boston Celtics' player if he should consider joining the team but the player told him not to come because of all the dysfunction in the locker room. 

The report goes on to say that there was plenty of discord between some players and then-coach (and now president of basketball operations) Brad Stevens. Point guard Kemba Walker and Stevens butted heads on numerous occasions, according to the source, eventually leading to Walker's exile to Oklahoma City in this week's blockbuster trade for Al Horford. 

After the season, it became apparent that many on the team welcomed a coaching change, and the feeling was that they were pushing for a person of color to take the reins. That seems to be in the offing, as Chauncey Billups, Darvin Ham and Ime Udoka are among the finalists for Boston's coaching vacancy

With another veteran leader in Horford returning to the locker room this year, this is a situation that certainly bears watching as the offseason unfolds. 

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