|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 29, 2014 at 6:30 AM|
This kid came out of nowhere, and it's been one of the bright spots for me watching him give it his all. Chris Johnson in his five games in the NBA, is putting up 10.4 points per game, along with nearly 3 rebounds per game. His go get it attitude has rubbed off on me, and I hope it has for others on the Celtics.
“He is playing unbelievable,” Rajon Rondo said. “He’s playing very well right now. He’s shooting the ball extremely well. He is doing everything coach is asking from him and I am rooting for him.”
“I’m a fan of him. I wish him the best. Each night he plays with us, practices with us, he shows a lot of heart,” Brandon Bass said. “Hopefully we sign him for the rest of the year.”
Blakely of CSNNE believes the Celtics should start Johnson. I would have to say why not. Send a message to Jeff Green. Move Wallace to small forward, and use Johnson at shooting guard for now.
"The easiest transition to making Johnson a starter would be to have him replace Gerald Wallace at shooting guard, although a few - OK, quite a few of you - would probably prefer seeing him on the floor in place of Jeff Green who continues to struggle shooting the ball."
I still would love to see Green moved to the bench. Green has benched a couple of times this season in the 4th quarter, so let's just take him out of the staring unit. Johnson has given mx effort, so Stevens should reward him. What do you guys think. Should Johnson start?