Pregame: Bass replaces injured Olynyk

With Kelly Olynyk out with a sprained right ankle, the Boston Celtics will reinsert Brandon Bass into the starting lineup for Saturday's visit to the Atlanta Hawks.

Bass started the first 12 games of the season before coach Brad Stevens shuffled the Olynyk/Jared Sullinger combo onto the first unit earlier this week. Bass will start up front with Sullinger, while Avery Bradley, Jordan Crawford and Jeff Green round out the starting 5.

Bass is averaging 10.6 points and 4.7 rebounds over 27.9 minutes per game. During his time in Boston, he has posted far better numbers as a starter while struggling in reserve roles.

Stevens suggested to reporters in Atlanta before Saturday's game that Olynyk could miss a couple weeks due to the sprained ankle, which could keep Bass back with the starting group for a bit.