Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/24/13
 A center and a backup point guard, what do those two words bring to the mind of Celtic Nation? For most, it would bring up the word “absent”, meaning that the Celtics have had neither of these in the past couple of seasons.  The team has been able to get by without having a big rebounding force on the block because they have so many weapons, with one of those being Rondo. They have also been able to get by without a backup point guard because Rondo plays majority of the game almost every night the team suits up. When Rondo went down to an ACL tear this past season, the lack of having a “true” backup point guard became a serious issue. Not only did the Celtics have trouble bringing the ball down the court, but it also put added pressure to players like Avery Bradley and Paul Pierce. Bradley should never be asked to bring the ball down the court on a nightly basis, that’s not his game. Where Bradley thrives is being a slasher or cutter. Pierce just wore down after basically having to...
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