Ime Udoka and Jaylen Brown speak at the Celtics’ ‘Players-Only’ Meeting.
The Boston Celtics held a players-only meeting ahead of their matchup against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday night, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, thus triggering explanations from Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, and some of his players, including All-Star Jaylen Brown.
According to sources, Wojnarowski presented information he got from the team’s meeting while reporting for ESPN’s NBA Countdown.
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“They held a players-only meeting,” Wojnarowski added, “and Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown did talk about the collapse against the Bulls and Smart’s comments about those two not passing the ball at times.” “It was emotional at points, but in the end, it wasn’t a particularly productive or even beneficial meeting.” There have been problems with this team, with this group, for a long time.”
For NBA Countdown, I’m reporting on the Celtics’ players-only meeting in Orlando, and how there’s still a lot of work to be done among the team’s key players. pic.twitter.com/1fQ7VmDsdC
November 3, 2021 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
‘It Wasn’t Really a Players-Only Meeting,’ says Ime Udoka.
Udoka, who addressed Woj’s story after the Celtics’ 92-79 win over the Magic on Wednesday, said the spontaneous team meeting wasn’t scheduled by him or anybody else. But rather a conversation that arose spontaneously after a team supper.
Udoka explained, “It wasn’t really a players-only meeting.” “Way before anything happened, we had a team meal planned.” That had been arranged for a few weeks, and we gave the players plenty of time before the coaching staff and the rest of the team arrived.”
According to Brown, it also provided players more time to gameplan for the Magic, which has been the team’s main emphasis heading into Wednesday’s game.
“We’ve just been focused on Orlando for the last few days,” Brown said after the Magic’s win on Wednesday. “The idea was to come out and attempt to win.” That was the end of it. The team meeting was simply an opportunity for everyone to discuss as a group, establish some communication, and move forward. After all, we’ve all been playing basketball together for a long time, especially… Nokia News – Quick Summary.