The Celtics have been a disappointing mess this season, unable to beat even the worst teams in the NBA. Soon, they’ll find themselves in the NBA play-in tournament, with no guarantee that they’ll make the real postseason.

It’s not what most expected heading into the season. Boston has made the Eastern Conference Finals three of the previous four seasons, and while they were expected to take a step back with Gordon Hayward’s offseason departure and Kemba Walker’s health a giant question mark throughout the year, it wasn’t supposed to be this bad.

But it was that bad, and now something needs to happen in the offseason. And something will happen, Celtics president of basketball ops. Danny Ainge told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Thursday morning.