As Barack Obama Says, It's Time For Change

Posted by B-PAUL on March 12, 2010 at 12:06 AM

CHANGE! There will be CHANGE! There needs to be change! Celtics Nation cannot be forced to deal with these dissapointments! Actions need to be taken, we need CHANGE!


If you watched the 2008 presidential election even the least bit more than likely you heard current president Barack Obama say at least one time that there needs to be change in America. It is now a little over one year later and there is a new popular figure considering change in a different nation, Celtics nation. The man in charge of that change, and the man capable of making that change is Doc Rivers.


After Wednesday night's lackluster loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Doc is starting to realize that this team might need to be shaken up a little bit. There have been many games this season that the starting five has just looked totally flat and have shown very few signs that they can be what they were during the 07-08 and 08-09 seasons.


Now remember that not everyone is always going to support change. Change is something that a lot of people can not ever adapt to. For example, how many times have you ever seen anyone over the age of sixty run a computer with ease? Not many, right? Well that is because they can't, and refuse to adapt to change. 


The same thing could be said if the Celtics were to change things up a little bit. Tell me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure a lot of people would say WHAT if they were told the starting lineup of Rondo, Allen, Pierce, Garnett, and Perkins was going to be broken up. Aside from injuries this lineup has not changed since the beginning of the 07-08 season. Rivers said the following after the loss Wednesday night:


Via ESPN Boston:

"I'm slow to change," Rivers said Wednesday. "I think consistency is better. But I think at times, you do have to think about it. I'm not a big believer in change if it's not going to be a long[-term] change; that's a waste of time.


"We haven't fixed [our problems], clearly, and I always say I've got to do better, I've got to figure out why. We've been reluctant to make changes with our rotations and stuff like that. Maybe we need to think about it."

It is clear that Doc is finally realizing things are not right. I do however find it amusing that he says consistency is better. At this point in time it is obvious that the Celtics are not consistently playing well with the rotations set as they are. Will a change in the rotation make a difference? Who really know, but at this point the wrong thing to do would be to sit there and watch this team fail like they have been doing for a large portion of this season.

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