4 Celtics who could get axed from Mazzulla's playoff rotation

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The Boston Celtics have without question been the best team in the NBA this season, boasting a 54-14 record and 79.4 percent winning clip, which is their best since winning the championship in 2007-08. 

The Cs have all the ingredients to win a title this season, but their lineups will be key for any title run. With that being said, let's take a look at four Celtics players who could find it difficult to garner playing time in the postseason. 

4. Payton Pritchard

Payton Pritchard has seen an increased role this season, becoming the first player off the bench for the Cs more often than not. Pritchard is averaging 21 minutes a night and is great in the pick-and-roll. 

He also doesn't turn the ball over and is shooting 38.3 percent from long-range. And although he's generally had the ball in his hands, he's shown the ability to contribute without the ball in his hands.

He's been such a pivotal role player that he's been thrust into the starting lineup due to injury and has played quite well. All that is good and well in the regular season. 

However, the playoffs could see a far different result. After all, any lineup with him compromises size.

He's still just 6-foot-1 at the end of the day.

He could easily get played off the floor, due to such size concerns. Especially if he's expected to consume a large role, which has been the case of late.

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