People place WAY too much emphasis on who starts vs who doesn't. This isn't high school basketball. Much more important is the rotation and the best 5 person unit for finishing games.
I'm looking at the back end of the regular rotation and who's in it. If Green's in it, the Celtics problems may be deeper than anyone of us thought. But I think the success of the team - at least as it appears at this point in time - hinges on the development of Nesmith, Pritchard, and the two Williams - so that's what I'll be watching.
If you give away leads (or fall farther behind) every time you go to the bench, that's a huge problem. And right now I'm kind of expecting it so I'll be looking for signs of hope.
Overall tonight is extended pre-season - and I go in with zero expectations.