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Stevens in no hurry to set starting five

Posted by shawn cassidy on October 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM



With the cast and crew that we have this season. I can honestly see many starting untis. I personally believe it should be Bradley, and Wallace in the backcourt, with Green, Bass, and Vitor up front. Will have to see on that.Who would you have start?


ESPN Boston

After utilizing five different five-man combinations during eight exhibition games, Stevens said the starting lineup remains unsettled and could be dictated by the day-to-day performance of his players.

"It is so fluid," said Stevens. "It can go day to day. It can really go day to day. Just when you think you’ve got one established, they’re not as fluid or they’re not as successful. We’ve got to continue to focus on the good things that are happening and figure out who’s going to be the most consistent."

The Celtics closed out their exhibition slate by staring the five-man combo of Avery Bradley, Gerald Wallace, Jeff Green, Kelly Olynyk, and Vitor Faverani against the Brooklyn Nets. At the end of practice on Monday, those were five of the seven players (Brandon Bass and Phil Pressey the others) wearing green shirts that typically indicate starters.

"I don’t know the starting lineup for Wednesday yet. I really don’t," said Stevens. "I’ve got an idea. It could be anything from what we started the other day, to making a change or two depending on how tomorrow’s practice goes."

Stevens could be using the suspense to further encourage his players to distinguish themselves on the floor. He did admit that, despite his usual preference not to do such, he might have to consider personnel based on the opponent.

"I’m not usually of that ilk," said Stevens."I think I’d rather have people adjust to us than us adjust to them. [But] that might be the case some."



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2 Comments

Reply C'slife
4:36 PM on October 28, 2013 
I think your right, but I would like Sully in there some way.
Reply celtsfan
4:41 PM on October 28, 2013 
I would have to say that I like it. I would add in Sully as well. I think it will depend on matchups also.