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Who starts for Boston with Avery Bradley out?

Aug 27, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

Avery Bradley, Nolan Smith AP

Most of Boston’s starting five is set. Rajon Rondo is the point guard, Paul Pierce is the three, Brandon Bass at the four and Kevin Garnett is the five. Jason Terry is the first guy off the bench. Locked in.

At the two… that’s more complex.

Someone tweeted’s A. Sherrod Blakely and asked who he thinks the starters will be, and he answered Courtney Lee at the two spot. Which makes sense, a good defender who can knock down threes fits well with the Celtics starting five.

But the next question is what happens in December when Avery Bradley returns from shoulder surgery. Blakely?

RT @sbarrett29@SherrodbCSN Will Avery Bradley start when he is healthy?-> That’s the plan. Depends on how CLee, #Celtics are playing.

Lee could do to Bradley what Bradley did to Allen — play so well and have things going so smoothly while he is gone that upon his return Doc Rivers doesn’t want to change things up. Which is what Rivers should do — his job is to win games and if things are going well you don’t change horses in the middle of the stream.

But it will be something to watch. And for Celtics fans having the kind of depth to cause these kinds of debates and concerns is the kind of problems you want to have.

  1. rocketsbb - Aug 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    I think lee is gonna have a good season and best of luck to him.

  2. pukpokito - Aug 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Lee, Bradley, Terry.Nice players to have around.Each brings something different to the table night in and night out.But they need to understand that each is an asset to that position regardless and they could turn it around and make it difficult for a Kobe or a Wade or a JJohnson in the playoffs make the opponent adjust to them instead of them matching up.That is 18 fouls to give and a lot of points to add to their team total.Plus you never know with injuries.With limited minutes they could pace themselves and be there when it counts.all three of them.I hope these 3 see it this way.

  3. proballerslounge - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:34 AM

  4. kylecleric - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    It’s unclear whether Bass will be the starter. There’s been talk about Sullinger for the position and Wilcox was the starter before Bass last year.

  5. jamesbmckay - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    I’d prefer AB to start upon his return as his defense is paramount to the Cs getting off to a fast start, which is something they have struggled with the last several years. You should not lose your position due to injury. Judas was still injured when he returned so having him come off the bench made sense as he could not play full minutes. Go Cs…loaded at the guard, bench and ready for banner #18!

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