"Chris has struggled, not in that role, he's just struggled," said Rivers. "We're putting a lot of pressure on Chris. Chris is going to have play well for us."
I really don't think that's fair. Chris hasn't struggled, he hasn't been getting a fair chance.
Is this his chance to come out again? He ranks amongst league leaders in PPP, I believe. Though I don't believe he can maintain that, he can still do SOMEthing. And he can't be left alone like Collins.
Injuries aside, I think Doc hasn't given Chris many opportunities even when he's been healthy. Of course, he's still getting his stamina back after heart surgery (remember how long it took Green to find a rhythm? and his surgery was before Chris's).
Rondo's absence hurts Wilcox in some ways, but Wilcox is a very good pick-and-roll guy—quick to the hoop, and good at handling lobs—so Pierce, Terry, etc. should take advantage of that.