Mike Fine's cutting analysis of the bench:
The bench needs some direction. Tony Allen is a disaster with the ball. He ranks 39th in the NBA in turnovers per 48 minutes (4.1) and 300th in assists/turnovers ratio (.73). Leon Powe isn't nearly as effective scoring the ball as last season and Doc Rivers is so desperate for scoring off the bench that he's given Glen Davis a full go-ahead to shoot the elbow jumper. A brute who scored 16 points in the paint in the final quarter of a win at Detroit last season is now shooting at a .373 clip. Eddie House has done a nice job as a shooting guard, but he's not a quarterback, and Gabe Pruitt is, at the moment, strictly a garbage time performer.