There’s no denying the Boston Celtics have fallen short in a plethora of areas this season. This would explain why despite having two of the league’s brightest 25-and-under stars at their disposal they continue to float around mediocrity, currently owning a 26-25 record.
One area, in particular, that has seen a steep decline from a season ago is their consistency from beyond the arc. In 2020-21, the Cs finished with a 37.2% 3-point percentage, 11th-best in the NBA. Yet, through 51 games this season, Boston has plummeted down 12 spots in those ranks, connecting on just 34.0% of their 3-point attempts (eighth-worst in the NBA).
With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, improving Boston’s collective shooting stroke could be a prime priority for president Brad Stevens. Which could potentially mean swinging a trade for Miami Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson.