Brandon Bass or Kris Humphries is a tough decision of mediocrity, and it basically comes down to (at its core) shooting or rebounding. Know both players have a more complete game than that, but when Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is looking at his lineup philosophically it must be considered.
Brad Stevens is known as a forward thinker, and he'll further that notion as he eyes his options at the four spot: http://t.co/R0UV3DxxN7
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It will definitely help having Rajon Rondo back, but there is still no definite timeline on when that could actually happen. Stevens has been in close contact with Rondo, but nothing has been nailed down yet.
“I have never heard a timeline from him and the latest that I’ve heard from our medical staff is that he’s progressing well,” Stevens said. ‘Our staff has spent a little bit of time with him off site here as well as we followed up on his rehab when he’s been away. He will be back in town soon. He’s working. I know that for a fact. He’s working hard to get back as soon as he can and I’m sure he will.”
The Celtics gave Stevens a six year (you read that right) contract, so success next season does not seem to be a necessity. What Danny Ainge is hoping is that Stevens takes the year to learn the league while management squires more assets. The Celtics are clearly not ready to take on the champs, so then it falls to rebuilding. We’ll just see if the Celts try to rebuild with shooting or rebounding.