- Nov 2, 2007
I'd expect IME to be guarded and not announce a thing about rotations/minutes/2BIGz. BUT spacing for the JAYs was glaring by the end. In addition to that, the JAYs were worn down to a nub since they were asked to initiate. Should see a lot of Smart, Brogdon, White on the floor at the same time.Unfortunately, the Celtics' frontcourt (which was already a weakness) if even weaker now without Theis. I think the Celtics shouldn't be planning on more than 60 games each for TL and AH next season. They need someone else who can play a reasonable number of minutes - at least in the regular season. If they are willing to scrap 2BIGS that becomes less of an issue, but they haven't said that at the moment.
IME will have to manage the whole "starting" thing, but everyone is getting paid and if it takes subbing guys out after 2-minutes in Q1/Q3 to wax egos he'll do it.
I hope to see fewer TL/Al combo minutes, and 2BIGz to be used situationally while saving them for the playoffs. Just note that when Grant replaced Horford (w/the other 4 starters) during the regular season the defense and +/- was just as stout