NBA Boston Celtics Rumors: Isaiah Thomas Starter Over Marcus Smart! Jared Sullinger Trade Happens?
The Boston Celtics might consider Isaiah Thomas over Marcus Smart, while battle between the two quality point guards is still there. NBA rumors also suggested that there are high chances that Jared Sullinger could be traded.
According to SWR, Brad Stevens, the head coach of the Boston Celtics, has to make some important decisions to fine tune the team’s roster as well as fix the starting five spots, before the NBA season begins.
Stevens had to choose between the two quality point guards – Isaiah Thomas & Marcus Smart, and the five big players – David Lee, Tyler Zeller, Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger.
The NBA rumors suggested that the Celtics considers Thomas over Marcus Smart. Indeed, both, the highly talented quality point guards, are competing for the starter position. Even though Smart proves to be a talented defensive-minded point guard, Thomas wins the battle for starter, according to stats.
Thomson has proved to be efficient on the offensive end throughout the first four preseason games as well as during the games at the end of last year. The head coach Stevens also loves the creative approach of Thomas in the court. Stevens told ESPN.com that Thomas could be a great impact for the team. He also thinks that Thomas is probably at the top among the above said seven players considered for the starting five spots.
The Celtics are trying to figure out the best three players among Tyler Zeller, David Lee, Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, and Jared Sullinger. Based on preseason performances, Zeller, and Lee would be the starters, while Johnson and Olynyk would be coming off the bench.
Jared Sullinger would be considered as the final roster. There are higher chances that the power forward could be traded, even though he is eligible for a contract extension.
Isaiah Thomas is doing his best to win the starting spot over Marcus Smart. However, Brad Stevens has not yet made the final decision. It looks like Thomas is not worried even if the team does not consider him for the starter position.
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