Mike Zarren Rumors
Plus-minus has become a popular stat in the past few years. As analysts have greater access to advanced analytics — which Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren constantly calls a BS phrase — this simplified number finds its way into game analyses, tweets and so forth on a nightly basis. So when Ainge appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub Thursday morning, he made a point to note that on a game-by-game basis, it’s not worth anything.
The Celtics are also paying attention to Marcus Morris’ aggravated assault trial. Assistant general manager Mike Zarren recently spent time in Phoenix to watch some of the proceedings. “We’ll just wait like everyone else to see what happens there, but we feel good about what will happen,” Ainge said. “At the same time we understand what possibilities exist, but we’ve been keeping close tabs on the trial.”