Celtics Gaming star Fab has grown unhappy with team management and is open to moving to a new team via trade, league sources tell DIMER.
The Celtics, according to a source, are eager to get back on track after a slow start to the season, and the team’s methods for doing so—in particular a long training schedule each day and inconsistent communication between management and players—have not sat well with Fab. While he retains a strong relationship with his teammates and with head coach Ricco Phinisee, per a source, Fab has become increasingly open to the idea of starting anew in the right scenario.
Small forward Profusion, who has taken a major step forward in his second season, is also amenable to a trade, sources tell DIMER. While also happy with his teammates—particularly with Fab, with whom Profusion has powered the Celtics’ offense—Profusion is also disgruntled with the team’s long hours and lack of communication. The second-year wing is averaging a team-best 18.7 points per game.
Things have gone downhill for the Celtics this season. After finishing once again as runners-up in a tournament, this time to 76ers GC in the Tipoff tournament, the Celtics have begun the regular-season a league-worst 0-3. Compounding their slow start, Fab was suspended one game (a loss to, ironically, 76ers GC) and fined $500 for his role in a post-game altercation with Hawks Talon GC in week 1.
One of the league’s marquee point guards, Fab was selected second overall in the inaugural 2018 entry draft by Celtics Gaming. While the team failed to make the playoffs last year, it finished as runners-up in two tournaments—the Turn and the Ticket.
Celtics Gaming plays T-Wolves Gaming (1-3), dealing with trade issues of its own, and Nets GC (2-2) in the final week before the Turn tournament in Las Vegas.