Found November 06, 2012 on NESN.com:
WALTHAM, Mass. — With every cutter who slips past an unwitting Boston defender, the personnel changes made by the Celtics during the offseason become more glaring. Dramatic roster turnover from one year to the next is not unique to the Celtics, but three games into the season this team has been hardly the efficient machine it was near the end of last season. Doc Rivers is not surprised by this. Nine of the 15 players on the roster were not with the team last season, and with Avery Bradley out of commission until at least mid-December, five of the top nine players in the Celtics’ rotation are newcomers. Rivers anticipated the players needing a few weeks to get fully acclimated to each other, although he did not anticipate them looking as shaky as they did in the first two games of the season, as well as the second half of game No. 3. One urge during this transition period would be to lean more heavily on established players like Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. At least in...
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