BOSTON - A late change was announced for the Boston Celtics as they take on the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden on Friday night. Brandon Bass will start at power forward for the C's, while Jermaine O'Neal will come off the bench. Kevin Garnett, the team's starting power forward, will shift to the five and play center.
This marks Bass' first start in a Celtics uniform. In nine games with the Celtics this season, Bass is averaging 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. Bass was traded to the Celtics from the Orlando Magic in exchange for the rights to Glen Davis.
O'Neal is in his second season with the Celtics and is averaging 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in eight games this season. This is the first game that O'Neal will not start at center for Boston this season.