According to A. Sherrod Blakely, signs point to Bass as a starting against the Heat in the season opener on Tuesday. It makes the most sense for Bass to start against the Heat in the opener because this one is personal for Brandon. Bass, along with the rest of the starting lineup (minus Lee), played a grueling seven-game series against the Heat last season in the Conference Finals and hope to spoil their home opener.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Doc will be using three starting lineups throughout the season.
Lineup #1- Garnett-Bass-Pierce-Lee-Rondo
Lineup #2- Garnett-Sullinger-Pierce-Lee-Rondo
Lineup #3- Garnett-Green-Pierce-Lee-Rondo
Rivers says he will decide which lineup to use depending on the opponent. I like the idea of seeing all three lineups but think Lineup #1 will be best, and the most commonly used starting five. I love the combination of Lee and Rondo in the backcourt. Lee really gells with the starting group, and has been a great receiver for Rondo in the fast break.
Doc will be making decisions like these all season. And they will only get tougher for the coach. Next big decision for Doc is already coming up in a couple of months; 'Lee or Bradley?'
To be continued...