Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
That said, here’s my “potential” – there’s that word again – starting five this year.
Point guard: Phil Pressey (I expect Rondo to miss the first month of the season)
Shooting guard: Avery Bradley (Best defender; improving shooter)
Small forward: Jeff Green (Should be the team’s top scorer this season)
Power forward: Jared Sullinger (Healthy following back surgery, still needs to be monitored)
Center: Kris Humphries (Starting center will be by committee all season)
Other than the signing of big man Vitor Faverani, the Celtics did nothing on the free agent market.
And between now and training camp, that’s unlikely to change.
A. Sherrod Blakely-Plenty Of Questions And Some Answers In C’s Of Season
During CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely’s Q & A piece with his readers, he mentioned that he believes Rajon Rondo will miss the first month of this upcoming season. We’ve heard everything from he’ll be ready to go on Opening Night, to Paul Pierce’s quotes this past weekend that reiterate Sherrod’s in a way.
So if #9 is not ready to go on Opening Night, then who will be our starting PG? Unfortunately, we do not have a guy like Keyon Dooling to fall back on this season. Newly signed & undrafted rookie Phil Pressey is the only other “true” PG on the roster right now. Avery Bradley could certainly fill the need, but he’s more suited as a two.
I personally do not think the C’s will make any more moves before camp, and neither did Sherrod in his piece, but we’ll just have to wait and see. If I know Rajon Rondo, he is chomping at the bit to come back on Opening Night. I’d love to see it happen, but I’d also hope the C’s staff would not rush him into a comeback. This young team’s future is riding heavily on his health & success this upcoming season & into the near future.
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