Re: Celtics can contend in 14 with KG and Pierce
posted at 4/29/2013 2:07 PM EDT
What if we can waive and sign PP to a more friendly, 5M contract? Can't that give us enough cap space to sign another piece?
I think everyone is forgetting about Sullinger. The kid was a freaking rookie with back problems ... and there were calls to insert him into the starting line-up, replacing Bass!! We've fixed the back problems for good, he will have had the 2/3 of a season to situate to the NBA. He was a monster rebounder. I think that solves a lot of our problems.
Rondo, Avery, Green, Sullinger is a solid YOUNG core.
Can we all agree that with Rondo back and Green's emergence, Paul can finally take a lesser role on the team? Perhaps we start talking to him about coming off the bench or pairing his minutes to KG. Paul's weaknesses (increasing with age) is ball handling and turnovers. With Rondo on the floor, it releaves a lot of that pressure from Paul. He can get back to what he does best.
I'm not sure what the final answer is line-up wise. If it were me, I'd have:
Pierce, Avery, Crawford, Terry
Bass, Sullinger, Randolph
KG, (F.A. Shot blocker), Melo, F.A big body (Collins type)
What is wrong with this team?