Ainge: Celtics Roster is Not ‘Perfect Mesh’
The problem is one of definition. Beyond Vitor Faviani, a 6-foot-11 Brazilian who has shown skill in the Spanish League, the Celtics don’t have a true center. But second-year player Jared Sullinger and rookie Kelly Olynyk, both power forwards, will log many minutes in the paint. Sullinger, with his powerful lower body, may be the best-suited player on the team to defend the post.
The C’s are loaded at both forwards spots with Green, Brandon Bass, Gerald Wallace and (for now) Kris Humphries. Green’s versatility could actually find the scorer playing some off-guard this season. The off-guard spot is otherwise inconsistent with Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks the best scoring candidates, and with Courtney Lee returning from one of the most disappointing seasons of his career.
“I wouldn’t say this is a perfect mesh of players, but I would like to see how they play together, and win jobs and opportunities, and just how players fit our system and Brad’s style of play,” (GM Danny) Ainge said. “I like the competitiveness in camp, and I also like the team because there are so many questions to be answered, so many unknowns.