|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 21, 2013 at 7:45 PM|
"I think Jeff is starting to prove and has proven to Doc that he deserves to be on the court most minutes of the game,” said Ainge. “Doc needs something off the bench, and I think he’s trying to figure all that out.
“And he will. He’s played Jeff at the 2 and the 3 and the 4 this year, and so I think that last night might’ve been a good opportunity for Jeff to play more at the 2. They had two big guys in there. They were killing us on the glass in the second half. I think in one stretch it was 27-9, and that just shows you lack of effort."
"At the end of a game, if it’s Jason Terry or Jordan Crawford or Jeff Green or Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett or Avery Bradley, it doesn’t matter,” said Ainge. “Any one of those guys are capable of taking the last shot, and that’s the kind of team we’ve gotta be — as opposed to, ‘It’s gotta be Paul making a play for us down the stretch.’ That’s just not the kind of team that’s gonna be successful for us."
I think Danny is calling out Doc a bit, and he should. Doc should have went big, and Green should have been in the game. Danny says lack of effort, but who's the directed towards? The guys were undersized. So I don't know how they rebound effectively. Doc's effort should have been in question last night. I agree with Danny saying in so many ways that Paul shouldn't be playing hero ball every night. Sometimes we need it, but this team is built around team play without Rondo. They need to move the ball, and just play hard that way. It's worked well so far when they execute that way.