|Collins doesn't do much other than this.|
These number's might not stand out so much if Collins was at least getting his fair share of rebounds, but since his promotion he's pulling down just 1.8 boards each night. The thing he averages by far the most of is personal fouls; 4 per game. In fact, if you add up all the fouls (24) and turnovers (5) he's committed as Boston's starting center (29), it's more than the total of his points (9), rebounds (11), assists (1), blocks (3), and steals (2) combined (26).
By no means am I blaming the Celtics horrific 0-3 California road trip (their worst three game stretch in 35 years) on this, but it obviously hasn't helped. What's funny to me is that Doc clearly knows his team is not better when Collins is on the floor. Despite starting Collins, he's playing him less than 16 minutes a night. So why continue with the charade?