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What should the starting lineup and rotation look like?

Open ended question.

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Obviously things will change when Rajon Rondo returns to the court, and a lot could change over the course of the year but because it is fun to discuss, I thought I'd toss these questions out.

Who should be in the starting lineup?

Who should be in the regular rotation?

Avery Bradley seems like a given in the starting lineup, but at this point he might be the only one.

You could make the case for Jordan Crawford next to him in the backcourt.  You could also make a good case for rookie Phil Pressey or even Courtney Lee.  At small forward it was assumed that Jeff Green was the starter, but he's been outplayed by Gerald Wallace all preseason.  Then there's the big man rotation that is anyone's guess.

One guy that could fall out of the rotation is "Walking Expiring Contract" Kris Humphries.

Humphries fighting for time in C's frontcourt | Comcast SportsNet -

Although he had decent numbers in the preseason, the Celtics' pecking order for big men for now at least has him behind Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Vitor Faverani. And while the Celtics' big man rotation will be subject to change throughout the season, Boston will likely go with a quartet of bigs most nights.

I'm in favor of running with the young guys even if it means not "showcasing" Humphries for a trade.  I just think that those young guys will learn more and develop faster with as much playing time as you can give them.

Another interesting question to ponder is "how many players deep will the rotation be?"  We're used to contenders going with 8 or even 7 in the rotation but with a rebuilding team I wouldn't be surprised with a 9 or even 10 man rotation.


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