Re: A look at what the demon that Rivers excorcised out of Boston is up to these days
posted at 12/20/2012 5:06 PM EST
what we need now are TWO PIECES, people say "get gortat" and that's fine. maybe you can trick up a deal to do that but gortat is due for a payday and that check is going up, not down. for those reasons, i'd prefer to roll the dice with mozgov, a guy who is not on the front end of too much money for unknown contribs on a good team.
but then you have to STILL get something other than bass to cover the 20 mins a night of 4 that KG won't play or the team is dead in the water.
the nice thing about davis is that he could multi task and do both 4/5 work. he wasn't the best at either any given night, but got things done. but screw the subjective, let's look at the numbers. in 2010-11, when davis got hurt with the patellar tendon injury, he was our 5 to finish out games and doc rivers was on record as saying that he thought it worked really well. true story, in doc's own words
remember now, fatshmeel o'neal and jabreel o'neal were both one legged horses for most of this season........ so it was either finish out games with davis or kristic or perkins who looked and played like he had hands of stone that year, and davis did much better with the help defense system. anyway, just the stats, just the stats. davis got hurt in game #60 and we were 45-15 at that point in time. what did we finish the season at? 56-26. after davis got hurt we were .500 ball the rest of the way.
now again- patellar tendon is a bad thing to strain. we watched kg go through it and his injury was worse than davis. when davis got hurt it was said that he would be out 10 games. he was BACK in 7 days, but he was never the same player again. so doc saddled up his favorite whipping boy and rode him out of town, all so we could save 3 million bucks for ONE YEAR on a player who does not even approach the contributions of what davis gave us.
remember now, all you shlameels on this board said that bass was "so much better than davis" because you're all as shallow as a desolate housewife- this includes you too snakes you were on that bass bandwagon faster than picking up a free 20 dollar bill off the street. just wanted some sugar coating- without even realizing how bass' career and stats were trending through his time in orlando- which was ostensibly and inexplicably DOWN as far as PER stats go, for a guy who was what, 25??!! how do you like bass' shiny muskulls now? they're worthless when attached to a player with a basketball IQ of 47.
this is as the world turns starring danny ainge as the feckless nincompoop who deigns to have no control over what's best for his basketball operation, doc rivers as the ship captain who hates anyone as a player that he doesn't like personally or who isn't 10000% meek and subservient (other than rondo, kg, pierce, allen), to the detriment of the team if need be.
you stinking hypcrites loved it every time doc picked up the phone and shat on davis to a newspaper reporter. all things being equal isn't it time for some lilliputian doc fingers to dial the ringy dingy to take a dump on bass' horrible play to the globe? how mature is bass right now that he can't cup his nuts and do SOMETHING out there for us other than be terrible every night..... he didn't used to be like this, did he? well wha happen?
so come on and tell me, i'm DYING to know, who is our back up piece at the 4. and if you say "sullinger" then you are signing the death certificate for this team as far as the playoffs go. i LIKE sullinger and i think he has potential to be the NEXT big 4/5 UNDERPAID scrappy gritty guy but there is no way he's ready this year. or i should say the chances are very small.