Boston Celtics: What Is Semih Erden’s Ultimate Role?

December 21st, 2010 by Chaz Surette Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics may be battling injuries now, but the hope held by both the team and the fanbase is that the Green will be healthy down the stretch and into the playoffs.

Right now, the Celtics are without Rajon Rondo, Delonte West, Jermaine O'Neal and Kendrick Perkins. Because of this, head coach Doc Rivers has been forced to move third-string players up into the second-string, such as rookie guard Avery Bradley, rookie forward Luke Harangody and Turkish transplant Semih Erden.

Bradley and Harangody have gotten relatively little playing time, as Nate Robinson has primarily played point guard with Ray Allen and Marquis Daniels sharing the majority of shooting guard duties. Harangody has had to play under Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Glen Davis and Erden.

Ultimately, it will take time for Bradley and Harangody to develop, and will need to learn the ropes before they can compete at the top of the league; a fully healthy squad would likely freeze them out of the game except in times of severe foul trouble.

The real question is this: If everyone gets healthy, what will happen to Semih Erden in the middle of a loaded, veteran frount ...

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