In a larger column about Doc Rivers and the C’s younger players, Kevin Henkin at Celtics Stuff Live reminds of something Doc said over the weekend:
“When the playoffs start, I am 99 percent sure I will have the regular nine [rotation players] on the floor.”
As Henkin says, I think it’s safe to assume those nine players are the five starters plus Rasheed Wallace, Marquis Daniels, Eddie House and Glen Davis.
Notice a name missing there?
What becomes of Tony Allen when Marquis Daniels gets healthy? Is Allen (and his expiring $2.5 million deal) merely trade bait? Is there a role for him to play when Daniels returns?
Brian Robb is going to try and answer some of those questions this week, but Doc’s comment is worth nothing for now.