4 centers and 4 point guards, right?
posted at 12/17/2010 12:21 PM EST
With a NBA roster limit being 15, it is rear to see a team with 4 centers and 4 point guards. Teams usually pile-up more guards and forwards and Celtics have been very cautious of those two positions to get 4 centers (Perkins, S. O'Neal, J. O'Neal, Erden) and 4 point guards (Rondo, Robinson, West, Bradley).
Looks like even that was not enough:
Out of 4 centers we have only one playing -Erden - a rookie with a bad shoulder.
Out of 4 point guards we now have only two - Nate and Avery, meanwhile first one is not a natural point guard, but rather an undersized shooting guard and the other one is a rookie.
How many more centers and point guards do we have to pile up next season to have insurance from injury? :)
The fact that loosing so many players on just those two positions has not stopped Celtics from winning is very impressive though.
Re: 4 centers and 4 point guards, right?
posted at 12/17/2010 12:51 PM EST
Most of the injury are predictable if you have a bunch of old players like the Celtics.
It's not always, some young players gets hurt too like ODEN but count the odd to the old players.