When the Celtics signed Aron Baynes, many assumed he will step right in where Amir Johnson left. He’ll start games at center, provide the team with some energy early in games on both ends, then he’ll sit in favor of smaller lineups.
That does not appear to be certain. Now that only four Celtics return from the previous roster, the team may assume a new mentality when it comes to their rotations.
Brad Stevens has so many questions that need to be answered on this roster, it’s unfeasible to think they’ll all be sorted out in the three short weeks the team has together before the opener in Cleveland on October 17.
As camp opens, Michael V. Pina of Vice Sports paid The Banners Broadcast a visit to give a glimpse into what the C’s rotations could look like early in the season. He also gave his takes on the new jerseys across the league (are they a big enough deal for expensive seafood parties?) and his concerns on the team’s lack of continuity.
He also previews the east, which he expects teams like the Raptors and Wizards to be able to take advantage of early on in the season with the amount of players they have returning. Spoiler alert: he likes LeBron James’ chances to reach the Finals.
Could all we assumed about Baynes be wrong? It sounds like that may be the case. Listen in and if you enjoy please give us a subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform. Thanks!