#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: I think Jeff Green has earned (being a starter going forward) so yeah (we’re going to stick with it).
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 4, 2013
There is a stark difference between Jeff Green’s numbers as a starter and as a reserve.
In 11 games as a starter this year, Green is averaging 22.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists while shooting 56.3% from the floor and 54.1% from 3.
In 64 games as a reserve this year, Green is averaging 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists while shooting 44.3% from the floor and 33.1% from 3.
He’s averaging 38 minutes a game as a starter versus about 26 as a reserve, so the extra rebounds and assists are really a result of being on the floor more. But he shoots and scores better as a starter. So Doc’s making the switch.
So what will the starting lineup be when Kevin Garnett returns (which might be Sunday, according to Doc)? Considering Doc’s been going big lately, it’s possible he could start Avery Bradley, Paul Pi...