Since going down 0-2, the Celtics have been rowing in wild waters. That was the point when I started picking Celtics (Rondo, then Allen). Now down 1-3, more than ever should you pick your best remaining Celtic. Some of you green-blooded fans may still have Rondo, and I understand your frustration that Rondo cannot be as effective anymore playing with one arm -- gone are his 30+ PRAs. Garnett, on the other hand, had only one great night (Game 3) and looking at him go 1 of 10 in Game 4 makes you cringe. Allen is consistent in his PRA and you always know what you will get from him.
But the star of this franchise is still Paul Pierce. Of all these four players, he is the one I think will not let the series end abruptly. Averaging almost 30 PRA, I expect more from him for the rest of the series because he will play more as a point forward instead of small forward, helping Rondo distribute the ball (hence more assists) and creating shots for himself. I still get excited when Pierce starts going right, anticipating that signature sudden pull-up jump shot, especially in the waning seconds of the game.
|Week 4, May 11:|
The other series on this date (OKC-MEM) is tied 2-2. If you already used Pierce and still have Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, I recommend you start picking Randolph or risk losing the chance to pick them. These two bigs are better picks than Rondo/Allen/Garnett at this point in time.