It's that time special time toward the end of the NBA regular season where coaches on every playoff-bound team start poring over the stats of every player on the roster and try to create their lineups for the postseason.
Starting with the project starting five, head coaches and their assistants attempt to create fine-tuned combinations of players that serve various roles in a game situation, be it lock-down defense, high-percentage shooting, court-pounding speed, and any other quality needed to conquer opponents.
The Boston Celtics are no different. They will need to keep their lineups fresh and varied, complex enough to keep opponents guessing and on edge, but not so convoluted that players struggle to find their roles on the roster. Head coach Doc Rivers and his staff are masters at this, and I'm confident they'll find ways to outsmart the Green's major opponents in the East.
Regardless, I figured I'd help them out a little bit. Here, I'll present my XX player combinations that will best be able to fulfill major roles on the court, and I'll offer some insight on how the Celtics can return to the Finals for one last go-around.