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Brad Stevens shakes up starting lineup, Aron Baynes will start in place of Gordon Hayward

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Looks like Brad Stevens decided to change the starting lineup after all.

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In a change of direction, Brad Stevens has decided to shake up his starting lineup after all.

Aron Baynes (who had a lot of success in the starting lineup last year) will start in place of Gordon Hayward (perhaps still finding his groove after returning from injury).

The timing of this (shortly after Stevens made a big deal about how the starting lineup isn’t the most important thing) strikes me as odd. It makes me wonder if Gordon volunteered to come off the bench for the sake of the team and lineup balance. We’ll follow up on this as more information becomes available.