Celtics' Danny Ainge downplays Jaylen Brown-Marcus Morris fight

Are the Celtics starting to put together something special

"What it takes every day".

And it's just the latest "drama" to seemingly derail the Celtics in what's been a season of team meetings and role changes being met with some slight contention and frustrations from players that thrived for last year's undermanned unit. "I think we've done more good things recently".

"We have a long way to go, " said Stevens.

"Experience", he said, via NBCS Boston.

Morris and Brown had to be separated by Marcus Smart after a heated exchange that culminated in Morris shoving Brown. "And if they think it is hard now, what do they think it will be like when we're trying to get to the finals?"

The Celtics have won seven out of 10 and are 25-16, but that still falls below the lofty expectations they had before the season. They have depth at forward with Hayward and Jayson Tatum. "Heck, I remember those things happening to Rondo and Perk".

"I honestly didn't think anything of it", Ainge told the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett on Friday. "The record being what it is, I think we've got a lot of room to still improve, but I think we've also shown we can do a few things".

"So we have a lot of ground to make up in that aspect".

However, though you may see Smart get in a confrontation with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons or even Sixers swingman Jimmy Butler, he has yet to be seen getting in a scuffle with a teammate.

It is unknown whether Morris will face discipline from the team for the shove, but players are scheduled to meet with reporters on Saturday before their game in Orlando.

The team remains one of the deepest teams on paper in the National Basketball Association.



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