Bulpett: Brad Stevens well aware of roster continuity issues

SALT LAKE CITY — The Celtics already have lost one starter with Amir Johnson’s signing in Philadelphia, and they tried to trade away two more in a package for Paul George.

This is, mind you, a 53-win team that went to the conference finals, and yet. . . .

“A lot of changes,” said Brad Stevens. “Big changes.”

And he wasn’t even talking about his hope that the Celts would execute the biggest change of the offseason. As he prepared to watch the club’s entry begin play in the Utah Summer League in the Danny Ainge Trade Bowl, pitting the No. 1 pick he traded away (Markelle Fultz) against the No. 3 pick he got back (Jayson Tatum), Stevens was hoping for early — and positive — word on the Gordon Hayward front.

The Jazz had their meeting with the free agent at his home near San Diego, and the club put on the press to try to keep him in the fold. There’s no specified time as to when Hayward will decide between Utah, the Celtics and Miami, but teams were told it was possible they could hear something last night.

No matter how it turns out, Stevens just knows he’s going to have to rework his rotation. Again.

“It’s just a unique league,” he said with a shrug. “But I’m really thankful

Article source: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/07/bulpett_brad_stevens_well_aware_of_roster_continuity_issues

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