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The Celtics have been in disarray since the All-Star break.

They ranked dead-last in three-point field percentage in the league over their last six games, losing five of them.

While three of those defeats came against tough opponents in the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets, there has been an increasing tone of concern regarding their roster.

Kyrie Irving does not seem engaged off the court while Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart have all admitted the team aren’t playing together.

They look likely to face a tough path for the Eastern Conference Finals in a season where they were hotly tipped to finish with the No 1 seed.

Boston still have an open roster spot available, but have missed out on top players such as Enes Kanter, Markieff Morris and Wesley Matthews among others.

But one player who remains without a team is Carmelo Anthony, who has reportedly “paused” contract talks with the Lakers.

The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn suggests the Celtics should make a move for the 10-time All-Star.

However, Scott believes Brad Stevens’ side need to sort out their own issues before taking a risk on a player like Anthony.

“This wouldn’t be a good fit for them because now you’re bringing in another problem,” he said on ESPN’s The Jump.

“I think you’ve got to get these guys in the locker room and try to solve the problem that you have in-house before you bring anybody else in.

“I think they have enough.

“This is a team, if they get their act together, they can beat anybody in the East.

“But if they go along and continue to play the way they’re playing, they’ll be out in the first round.”

Irving has recently said he can’t wait for the playoffs to begin and ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggests Boston fans will see a completely different player when that moment comes.

“Kyrie is worth his weight in gold in a postseason game,” he said.

“I know that can be easy to forget when he’s having these weird comments off the court.

“But when the postseason arrives we’ve seen it, he’s a championship player.

“I still believe that it can happen.”

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