Re: Bass for Redick?
posted at 1/31/2013 11:42 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Ortiz123's comment:
I think this is more of a philosophy with Doc' s system..He wants his players to run back so that we don't get beat in transition..But I agree those rebound #'s are pathetic. But we did a good job as a team...That's the real story..
Celts had a 22-14 rebounding advantage at halftime. At the end of the game, the Celts lost the rebounding battle 38-39.
I would love a Bass for Reddick swap as we need a shooter but it still does not solve our need for a Big Man and, Bass, still not a terrific rebounder was our next big guy after KG.
Fierce just your example of 22-14 ending 38-39 in rebounds is evidence we still need a solid rebounder. I'm happy we won last night but the main reason was we shot 53% to their 39%. Can we shoot 50% every night and not worry about the rebound battle...NO !!! Key is to be 5-10+ rebounds so we can win shooting 40-45%.
In a 7 game series, unfortunately, I feel the Lakers would beat us even if Rondo had not gotten injured. LA has won every game against us, I think(haven't verified this) since game 6 of finals 2 years ago. And why did they beat us---discount the egregious difference in foul shots game 7 with 41 to 18 and just 21 in the 4th Qtr when we had a 13 pt lead in the 3rd---they always won the rebound battle & the baskets that Bynum & Gasol didn't make in the post, they passed out to their mediocre shooters, except for Kobe, and the 2nd chance points were the difference.
Lakers really looked good the last few nights and last night too until the 4th Qtr when Howard got hurt and , if he didn't, I think that LA would beat us as Howard & Gasol as did Bynum & Gasol would dominate the paint & get 10+ rebounds per game . We'd only have a chance creating turnovers, their not hitting their foul shots & shooting 5-10% better than they.
Obviously this is a moot topic as it's not going to happen but it's maybe a less painful way to realize that LA might be stronger than us in the coming days if Howard is not done for the season and we don't get a big man which I feel is more important than getting Reddick.