As we learned last week, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo injured his hand allegedly falling in his shower, leaving him injured for up to 10 weeks, meaning he’ll miss the first few games of the 2014—15 season and the Celtics will now have to find another starter to begin the season. Boston has grown accustomed to finding players to fill in for Rondo, considering the Celtics have been short on point guard depth since his ACL injury on January 27, 2013.
After that injury, Doc Rivers assigned Avery Bradley to PG duties. In reality, it was more of a platoon among the entire Celtics starting roster that year, with Paul Pierce becoming more of a point-forward in compensation for Bradley’s mediocre passing ability. Bradley, a defensive wizard who excels better off-the-ball, was not the answer. Going into 2013—14, Bradley resumed his ball handling duties, only to be moved back to shooting guard after Jordan Crawford displayed surprisingly competent PG skills. Once Rondo returned and Crawford was traded, undrafted rookie Phil Pressey would start for the Celtics while Rondo received the occasional rest day. Continue reading Who Will Start Opening Day at Point Guard? »