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Evan Fournier needs to start and average at least 28 minutes per game


After shooting a miserable 0-of-10 from the field in his debut game with the Boston Celtics, Evan Fournier has averaged 30.2 MPG, 14.5 PPG and 2.5 RPG in his last two contests. He hit on 58% on field goals and 54% on treys in those two contests. Those significant minutes need to continue, and it would be to the team's advantage to have him in the lineup with Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Rob Williams - simply to see how he fits and what he can accomplish.

Brad Stevens needs to find out if the French import can help ease the Celtics out of the doldrums in which they are now entrenched. Evan has size (6'7") and is an accomplished shooter. Being partnered with Marcus in the back court is important, with Smart leading the team in assists - and the added benefit that Marcus can get back to ferocious defense and facilitation duties, with fewer long-range bombs.

Some may say the downside is putting Kemba Walker in the second unit, but as a shoot-first guard paired with Payton Pritchard, Kemba's scoring as a substitute could work nicely. Brad Stevens needs to take this bold move, and fans would often watch Walker close out a lot of games in crunch time.

Expectations for the Celtics this season have taken a dive, so why not? Give it a shot, Brad. There is little to lose!




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