Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there?
posted at 10/19/2010 4:55 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there?
In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : Heat have clearly upgraded at the 3 and 4. They are below average at the 1, and old at the 5. The Celtics will be able to exploit Chalmers, Z, and yes even Bosh (by far the weakest link of the 3). Wade and MeBron will be able to carry the team on many nights against weaker opponents, but the Celtics, with a 100% healthy KG, will show they are still the best in East on 10/26. The Heat are 2 years away, they will only have the MLE next year, and they must upgrade at the 5. After that, they will have to upgrade at PG. By then the Celtics and lakers will be too old, and it will be their time to win - and Phil Jackson will be the coach.
Posted by BirdandCowens
A. agree with the bold
B. chalmers is still a good defender...playing in a good defensive system...its not exactly like rondo was the one lighting up the heat in the playoffs
C. good luck on keeping KG at 100% all year long...same for pierce and allen and shaq and JON...season is grueling for those with all those years on them...its going to catch up with them and like was seen last year...if they take the regular season off...it will be that much more difficult to win at the end(even though you were close)
D. as much as people think Center is a weakness for miami, i dont think it will be...big Z, pittman, and joel anthony can hold down the position and at the very least, make bigs earn their points from the stripe...and while bosh isnt a great defender, he is still a good rebounder, and so is wade and lebron at their respective positions...if you dont make that first shot against the heat, good luck getting the rebound
E. im more worried about production from the point guard...but chalmers is pretty good from deep and eddie house is still eddie house...plus wade and lebron will be bringing the ball up court anyways...
as much as people knock the heat's bench...its still deep and it does have size...dont forget how effective of a player haslem is too...IMO and i know ill get flamed for it but the heat are as deep as the celtics when you consider probably rotations