Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/21/12
In an effort to shake things up after a 3 game losing streak, Doc Rivers decided to start Jason Collins at center on Wednesday night.  It looks like Collins is going to get the nod again tonight.  While I understand Doc's desire to try something new, he can't really be serious about this as a long term plan.  Jason Collins is not a very good NBA basketball player.  There's a reason he's only averaged 12.6 minutes per game over the last 5 years.  In the best season of his career (2004-05 with the Nets) he managed to get on the floor for 31.8 minutes a night.  But even then he only averaged 6.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.   Looking to find a compliment for Collins after Wednesday's victory, Doc was able to say "He just clogged the middle up."  Paul Pierce had similar praise, adding "He really fills up the lane."  Seriously?  That's what we're supposed to be happy with?  Collins' stats consisted of 23 minutes, 2 rebounds, a steal, a block, 1 point, and 6 fouls.  I don't care ho...
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