Celtics’ coach Brad Stevens suggests crazy Boston lineup could feature Greg Monroe at the 3
As the Boston Celtics continue to deal with a number of injuries to their key players, Brad Stevens is left to come up with creative ways on how to maximize the usage of his available players and mix up his rotations. That said, he made it known that there could be times that he will be fielding in unorthodox lineups during games, depending on matchups.
The fourth year head coach shared recently that he will adjust his team’s lineup accordingly, on what they need to matchup better against their opponents. He also added, via Scott Souza of GateHouse Media, that fans should not be surprised to see Greg Monroe play at the small forward spot for them at times.
#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: There’s a chance we could be big. There’s a chance we could be super big at times. Maybe you’ll see a Greg Monroe-at-the-3 lineup.
— Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) March 14, 2018
Standing at 6-foot-11, Monroe is a big man who has played power forward and center throughout his college and pro career. However, with Jaylen Brown and Daniel Theis both out, the C’s are thin up front, which forces Stevens to experiment with different combinations for now. It will also give Monroe a chance to prove his versatility, if he can play well despite not being in his natural position.
It remains to be seen if Stevens’ claim will hold true or not. One thing that’s certain though is it will be very interesting to see what he’ll do with his rotation, and if he’ll have three big men play together at the same time, which could also be to their advantage, as it will create a lot of mismatches.