Moving Avery Bradley off point guard
Avery Bradley, when healthy, has been one of the best man-on defenders on the Celtics over the past few seasons. He even worked his way into the starting lineup in 2011-12, replacing star shooting guard Ray Allen. But with Rajon Rondo missing the first part of the season, and Bradley one of the most tenured players on the team, the Celtics had moved him to point guard. That proved to be a mistake, as Bradley was ineffective at both ends while playing the point over the first few games of the season.
After seeing his downgraded play, coach Brad Stevens decided to move Bradley off the point. The move worked wonders, as Bradley has regained his defensive abilities and scoring touch without having the responsibility of commanding the floor. In the past two games, against Miami and Orlando, Bradley has played 59 minutes, scored 41 points (including 24 Monday), and has a field goal percentage of 62.1. He also has six steals in his past three games and has been applying the constant pressure that has made him so valuable to have on the floor over the past few seasons.