Depleted Celtics Look for a Starting Lineup

Celtics_Jared_Sullinger_2013Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and first-year coach Brad Stevens were not being competitively coy this summer when they shrugged their shoulders upon being asked about topics like the team’s potential starting lineup, rotations, and even overall expectations. How in the world could they answer those questions without actually seeing this overhauled team on the floor?

They’ll get that opportunity Tuesday with the first of three days of workouts on the campus of Salve Regina University to start training camp. Sure, Boston has held informal workouts for much of the summer, but even as players trickled back to the area, there’s only so much you can gauge from individual workouts or 3-on-3 games.

Now, even with lingering logjams at shooting guard and power forward, and with Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger still rehabbing from February surgeries, the Celtics will get a better idea of exactly what they’ve got this week and can finally start drafting a road map to where they want to be.

Source: Chris Forsburg, ESPN Boston