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The list of Celtics who have met or exceeded expectations this season is depressingly short: Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris. The list of Celtics who have failed to do so is depressingly long: everybody else. That said, some disappointments are more disappointing than others. And after a listless 10-10 start that has presented the first true test of Brad Stevens’ heretofore rock-star tenure, some slices of blame pie require a larger plate than others. With that in mind, here are the five biggest disappointments of a Celtics season that we all keep expecting will right itself, even as the team’s flaws – horrible 3-point shooting, lackluster defensive intensity, the inability to stop anyone shorter than 6-foot-5 – reappear on a nightly basis. 5. Gordon Hayward It doesn’t feel right to put Hayward on this list after everything he has endured over the last year, but pro sports are a bottom-line business and the bottom line is Hayward hasn’t delivered – at least not yet. Stevens finally removed him from
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