i think the celtics are one of the clear leaders in the depth chart game. barbosa, terry, bradley, lee & rondo could be starters or 6th man on every team in the leauge. green, wilcox, darko, bass, sullinger, collins, melo etc..
But do the celtics play the right style for the players they have? After looking at the box score. Pierce & rondo's minutes are going to drop. they can't play 44-41 minutes per game. Bradley and wilcox along with darko havent played a minute yet.
My solution or suggestion.
C - Darko
PF - KG
SF - Pierce
SG - Bradley
PG - Rondo
Let them play the style that they are playing Defense first, get stops, dont let the team get to the paint, share the ball. Darko can fit that perk role.
C - Bass
PF - Green
SF - Lee
SG - Barbosa
PG - Terry
play the D'Antoni style.. aka RUN!!! 7 seconds out run the other team. tire the remaining starters of the other team out. Press the Gurads. They mentioned Barbosa playing D on rondo in practice and how diruptive it was. add Lee to that. And then take in that all 5 can shoot..
remaining bench players to fill in for either units
both have shown they can do ok in either set.
play the starters for say 7 minutes. Then let the bench be fully in the game at that point. Arkansas in the 90's won a championship when they called it 40 minutes of hell. Let the bench do something similar. I'm not talking pitino style press that gets beat every other time. do a bradley style press vs nelson. rotate barbosa, lee on who ever brings the ball up. Think of the PG in the East..
Nelson, has nightmares of bradley.
Williams, bradley starts on him, Lee can match his size when bradley is out. And barbosa could help tire him out.
Rose, until he comes back not sure how mobil he will be. Now put bradley, lee, rondo, barbosa on him for a game that will have a crazy pace to it.
Holliday, Wall, Hill all would have a tough time with this idea cause of the different looks and styles that will be thrown at them by 4 tough deffenders.
I think green vs some of these SF doesn't favor green at all. In college he was defensive player of the year but as a PF. i think he could give bosh a harder time than Lebron. I think pierce & lee should take lebron. Wade has to handle bradley & barbosa. Let rondo & jet play vs chalmers and ray allen. KG still gets bosh when he is in.
If Lebron, melo or other physical PF are in the game pierce guards them. Than adjust the line up, why start bass when battier is the other forward. start lee (when bradley returns) or start darko and make battier, lebron, bosh play vs KG and a legit 7 footer. Part of the reason why the heat or other teams were nervous of driving the paint was cause Perk AND KG were there to lay them on the floor. Let darko get 4,5 -6 fouls if he puts some fear in the other teams guards.
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