The Boston Celtics have been sputtering as of late, but it has little to do with the bench.
Glen Davis, Delonte West and Jeff Green are slowly coming along and developing into a trio that could be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.
It's hard to pinpoint the exact cause for why the Celtics have struggled: some nights it's offense, some nights it's defense, some nights it's both.
Generally, it seems to be a lack of concentration, cohesion and effort on the floor, stemming from the starting unit.
But to think that a veteran team like the Celtics—who have struggled against poor teams all year—won't figure it out in time for the playoffs (where there aren't any sub .500 teams or back-to-back games), seems a little far-fetched.
When the playoffs do get here, the Celtics will have one of the best benches in the NBA to play with.