From A. Sherrod Blakely, Jared Sullinger is jumping into the starting line-up today.
#Celtics Jared sullinger will start vs #heat
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) January 27, 2013
This moves Brandon Bass to the bench, just one day after Bass complained about his playing time and production. Message sent to Brandon Bass.
This is the right move in my opinion, as Sullinger has far outplayed Bass over the course of the season. A good stat from Celts play-by-play man Sean Grande on Sully's recent play:
Jared Sullinger (+48 in the last 17 while C’s are -38) will replace Brandon Bass in the starting lineup for the Celtics today.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 27, 2013
While the move weakens the bench unit, desperate times call for desperate measures. Tip off at 1pm.
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