As the offseason is beginning to come to a close, teams are slowly getting ready to get back into the swing of things. And for the Celtics, this year will be very different from last season. Star forward Gordon Hayward will be coming back after unfortunately dislocating his ankle in the first game of the 2017-18 season. Along with Hayward, Kyire Irving will also be back after missing the playoffs.
Line-up changes will be a big task for Celtics Coach Brad Steven’s. Making it easier, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum have openly stated that they have no problem moving to the back-up line up.
For Celtics fans, this should be a good thing. Rozier and Tatum helped lead Boston to the Eastern Conference Finals last year and force the best player in the league to a game seven situation. That is very impressive especially for how well Tatum shined in the playoffs while only being a rookie. When you send all of that to the second unit…that can be very scary. Stevens has a lot of different line-ups to play with, so expect to see some changes at the beginning of the 2018-19 season.
Picture of Brad Stevens (middle), Terry Rozier (right), Jayson Tatum (left)