By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Celtics offense has been pretty unpredictable to start the season. Seems like someone else is stepping up every night. As long as they’re scoring and winning games, that’s fine for the real life team. That’s just bad news for fantasy owners.
Danny Ainge talked about the Celtics’ glut of offensive options in his weekly interview with Toucher & Rich on Thursday, which you can listen to above. His comment came in response to a question about Jaylen Brown, who has averaged 16.5 points over his last two games but hasn’t really found consistency on offense.
Ainge is OK with that, because he believes the Celtics offense will morph from game-to-game based on who should be getting more opportunities.
“We only have one basketball, and we have a lot of guys that are capable of scoring,” said Ainge. “So they’re just not going to be able to do it every night. Not everybody. We’re going to see 2-3 different guys each night, and I’m not worried about that. When guys have six points in a game, it doesn’t mean they played bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It just means that they didn’t get the opportunity that night.
“The opportunities are going to come to different guys each night, and we have to be able to accept that.”
If you’re just a Celtics fan, it’s likely you don’t care who’s scoring as long as it ends up in a W. But if you’re a fantasy owner of anyone not named Kyrie Irving – hell, maybe even him – just be prepared for a roller coaster ride in the box score. You’re much better off with a more consistent, predictable player than anyone on the C’s.
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