I had just finished the game threads with the starting lineup that played the last game including Jason Collins at center when I read an interesting quote from Danny Ainge's interview on WEEI as reported by ESPN Boston. I changed the game thread to include last year's starting lineup with Rondo, Bradley, Pierce, Bass and Garnett.
"I think Doc is probably going to try and tweak the lineup again and do some things different. We'll just try to be patient with this team as long as we can," said the president of basketball operations.
He said the return of Avery Bradley adds a new dimension to the team that could help turn things around, and that once the new starting lineup settles in and players perform to their potential, many of the problems will be corrected.
"This will be the first game coming up against the best defensive team in the league right now in [the] Indiana Pacers where we have our best lineup that played last year, and that was with Rondo and Avery and Brandon and KG and Paul. That lineup hasn't even played one minute together this year, so I'd like to give that a shot."
The Celtics struggled last season until Doc inserted Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass into the starting lineup and moved KG to center. While Danny isn't saying for certain that Doc will go back to this lineup, I hope he does. It's worth a try.
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