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Who starts for Boston with Avery Bradley out?

Avery Bradley, Nolan Smith

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) drives against Portland Trail Blazers guard Nolan Smith (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, March 9, 2012. The Celtics won 104-86. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Most of Boston’s starting five is set. Rajon Rondo is the point guard, Paul Pierce is the three, Brandon Bass at the four and Kevin Garnett is the five. Jason Terry is the first guy off the bench. Locked in.

At the two… that’s more complex.

Someone tweeted’s A. Sherrod Blakely and asked who he thinks the starters will be, and he answered Courtney Lee at the two spot. Which makes sense, a good defender who can knock down threes fits well with the Celtics starting five.

But the next question is what happens in December when Avery Bradley returns from shoulder surgery. Blakely?

RT @sbarrett29: @SherrodbCSN Will Avery Bradley start when he is healthy?-> That’s the plan. Depends on how CLee, #Celtics are playing.

Lee could do to Bradley what Bradley did to Allen — play so well and have things going so smoothly while he is gone that upon his return Doc Rivers doesn’t want to change things up. Which is what Rivers should do — his job is to win games and if things are going well you don’t change horses in the middle of the stream.

But it will be something to watch. And for Celtics fans having the kind of depth to cause these kinds of debates and concerns is the kind of problems you want to have.