|Jeff Green is picking the right time to flourish.|
I believe the best available replacement for Leandro Barbosa is Jeff Green. Green is very capable of playing some shooting guard. A lineup of Green and Pierce at the 2 and 3 along with any of the three guards at the 1 could be successful in brief stints. How often do you actually need four guards anyway?
Now I'm talking about crunch time and the playoffs specifically. It's a long regular season (Boston still has 31 games left), and obviously the C's are going to have to add another player or two (here's some options) in order to get through it. In garbage time against the Lakers last Thursday two starters, Lee and Bradley, remained on the floor due to a lack of better options; Boston should definitely have some scrubs.
But, I'm not convinced they must focus on finding a guard simply because Barbosa is the latest casualty. Green's versatility allows him to back up 3 of the 5 positions. Pierce and Bass need as much help in the frontcourt as Bradley and Lee do in the backcourt. The Celtics would be just as well suited to add another forward as they would a guard.
Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan Mark Van Deusen 2/12/2013 02:50:00 PM Tweet Edit