It is becoming clearer
and clearer that Jared Sullinger and not Brandon Bass will be the fifth starter
and that the Celtics may have found their "round-mound” of basketball in
Sully. By no means, am I declaring Sullinger a perennial all-star or
slotted for basketball immortality in Springfield. He has a long way to
go. However, his talent screams "I can start now."
Understanding where to
be and spacing is crucial in Doc's system, given Rondo's propensity for bending
the ball with amazing efficiency. You can see it in the new motion
offense that Rivers has installed involving a lot of pin-down actions
with the four-man.
It was good strategy,
allowing the Celtics to take advantage of Amare' Stoudemire's absence.
When it was Bass, it was clear that he was uncomfortable with his back to
the basket, He was called for a moving screen and I believe a three second call
when he ran it with Pierce. Brandon played more like a second year player
than the seasoned vet he purports himsel...