Re: 2013 Celtics = 2004 detroit pistons.
posted at 8/24/2012 3:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2013 Celtics = 2004 detroit pistons.
[QUOTE]Hi, There's a couple other points that stack against BB-AV trade, IMO. 1. Celtics are constructed to beat the Heat. If all current part are moving as DA envisioned and Doc prescribes I doubt that there'll be major changes to the roster, just tweaks, if any. The above mentioned trade is a major change - I doubt that DA and Doc would risk it, especially considering that there're only 3 or 4 opportunities for practice between the trade deadline and the beginning of the playoffs. 2. The major difference between the two is that AV is better on D and BB is better on O. Last year Celtics were one of the best defensive teams and one of the worst at the other end. So, swapping BB for AV would not help in this department. But again, it's all hypothetical musings. AK
Posted by sinus007[/QUOTE]
Good points, the way I see it is like this:
- Sully would likely be stealing Bass's mins by Dec/Jan
- Sully cannot play C
- Best case is the trade happens in January and not within hours of the deadline, but if it comes then so be it, an upgrade is an upgrade
- Post trade Sully gets the few more mins he deserves (say a jump from 14-16 to 18-22) Varejao gets the remaining Bass mins (16-18), rests KG right away (there is 4-6 mins) and then slowly between Jan-April takes the Wilcox mins (12-16) as he gets acclimated to the team. Thats 35 mins end of the season and then 25-30 in the playoffs b/c KG/Green will get more.
- Varejao plays a style that needs little time to adjust to. This is like PJ Brown taking over for Scott Pollard in '08. Defense, hustle, rebounds, extra chances, hard picks, etc. the team will love him.
- The Celtics will play Green at PF when the Heat go with Battier or 'Bron at the 4, the lack of Bass does little to affect how we play Miami except take a lateral matchup (Haselm/Anthony vs. Bass) and give us the advantage there and keep KG more rested vs. Bosh. win-wins.
- Andy is a career 7.3/7.2 in 25 mins. Bass is a career 8.4/4.4/ Last year they were at 10.8/11.4 and 12.5/6.2. The difference between 1-2 points, when you have 3-5 more boards, 2-3 more offensive boards, is not even worth mentioning, esp with superior size and defense.
- Last years team had a bench of Dooling, 'Quis, Pietrus on bum knees and Steamer/Hollins in the playoffs. This year the bench is Terry, Lee or Avery, Green, Sully and Wilcox. A Major offensive upgrade. And if you trade Bass, Melo and a 1st you are not touching the bench and are upgrading 1 starter.