If you've been following my posts you know I do not absolve Danny Ainge.
Originally Posted by IceMan360
In fact, I have alluded to a dis-connect between DA and Doc.
DA assembled a younger roster with players that looked to be ascending in their careers mixed with a handful of aging veterans. Doc has predictably played veterans over the young players - he's starting Terry and Collins for crying out loud and actually lauding the play of Collins.
Doc doesn't have the patience to allow young kids to play themselves into a role. Aging vets who make the same mistakes as the young kids have a much longer leash for some reason?
I think it clear Doc is not the right coach for this roster... and I say that being Doc's biggest fan.
That is not a proclamation that Doc must go. No, there is a choice to be made. Fire Doc or revamp the roster trading away young assets and giving Doc the veteran players is comfortable relying on.
The Celtics could certainly obtain aging vets in exchange for young players like Lee, Green, Sullinger, Bass, Joseph, Melo, Varnado. It would set the franchise back a decade, but it could be done.
Or they can bring in a coach that will play the young kids in well defined roles with consistent minutes.
IMO, Lee, Green and Sullinger should have been starting for the last month plus. Paired with KG and Rondo they would have grown into their roles. Pierce, Bass and Terry would be deadly against opposing subs. Come crunch time in the 4th quarter - play whomever has had the best night.
So, something has to give.... either the coach or the roster. That's DAnny's decision to make. Easier to change coaches than a roster but changing a roster could be done.
Rajon Rondo, Phil Pressey
Jerryd Bayless, Chris Babb
Jeff Green, Chris Johnson
Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger
Kris Humphries, Kelly Olynyk, Joel Anthony
Colton Iverson (stashed overseas)