Where are they now: Checking in on 2011-2012 Celtics

Where are they now: Checking in on 2011-2012 Celtics
April 14, 2013, 3:45 pm
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As the Celtics prepare for the 2012-13 playoffs, one of their biggest challenges all season has been establishing consistency and rhythm with a frequently-changing rotation. Between offseason signings, injuries, and midseason acquisitions, rotations and lineups have differed throughout the year.

Next weekend the Celtics will enter the playoffs with only Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Avery Bradley, and Brandon Bass remaining from last postseason's squad (Rajon Rondo is out with a season-ending ACL injury, Chris Wilcox was waived last March prior to the playoffs.)

So where are the other Celtics from the 2011-12 postseason team? Take a look.

Ray Allen: Last summer Allen made a controversial decision and signed with the Miami Heat during free agency. The Heat hold the best record in the NBA, while Allen is averaging 11.1 points (45.4% FG, 42.3% 3PG) in 25.8 minutes off the bench.

Marquis Daniels: The swingman signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in late September as a free agent. He started 33 games this season and is averaging 5.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 18.4 minutes per game for the eighth-seeded Bucks.

Keyon Dooling: After signing a contract with the Celtics, Dooling decided to walk away from the game after an emotion-filled summer in which he addressed years of abuse. He worked in player development for the C's before coming out of retirement to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies (5th seed in Western Conference) this month. He is averaging 2.4 points per game in five games.

Ryan Hollins: The West Coast native returned home and signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last summer. A seven-footer, Hollins is averaging 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game. The Clippers currently hold the fourth spot in the Western Conference.

JaJuan Johnson: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants selected Johnson with the first pick of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft. He is averaging 11.6 points and 11.2 rebounds this season. The Mad Ants are currently in the D-League playoffs.

E'Twaun Moore: In spite of a solid summer league, the Celtics traded to Moore to the Houston Rockets as part of the Courtney Lee deal, and the Rockets waived him shortly after. The Orlando Magic signed Moore, who is averaging 7.8 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.2 rebounds per game in 22.3 minutes this season, including 19 starts.

Jermaine O'Neal: The J.O. experiment didn't work out in Boston, but after traveling to Germany for knee surgery, the 34-year-old has been effective this season for the Phoenix Suns. He is averaging 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game.

Sasha Pavlovic: Pavlovic landed in Portland in the Courtney Lee trade. He is averaging 2.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.9 points in 13.0 minutes per game this season.

Mickael Pietrus: Pietrus wanted to return to Boston for another playoff run, but the financial situation didn't work out and he signed with the Toronto Raptors in late November. Pietrus, who battled with left knee tendinitis, is averaging 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 20.3 minutes over 19 games this season. He has not played since March 20.

Greg Stiemsma: The big man signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves after a breakout rookie season with the Celtics. He is averaging 3.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 15.6 minutes per game this season.

Sean Williams: Like Moore, Williams was waived by the Rockets after being dealt there in the Courtney Lee trade. He signed with the Texas Legends, where is he averaged 6.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game for the NBA Development League team.