In the fourteen seasons since 2005-06, Stotts has identified 307 confirmed cases of respiratory illness in the NBA including the flu, cold and upper respiratory infection (Stotts excluded last season for consistency purposes). In that sample, players, as a group, missed an average of 26.5 games a season to respiratory illness. 40 games into this season, that number is 213 games lost, or eight times as much as a normal.
May 22, 2022 | 2:29 pm EDT Update
Jay King: Grant Williams: “Sometimes I feel like we get sped up in a sense of aggressiveness.” He said the Celtics need to have better offensive execution and need to be more locked in on that side of the ball.