Re: Could we be better next year?
posted at 7/17/2013 10:29 AM EDT
In response to kdp59's comment:
In response to moskk's comment:
In response to romneywins' comment:
Yep , with Rondo back, Jeff Green healthy and most likely better than last year, Sully back and adding a lot, KO looking like a great team player that can do a lot, size and strength from across the sea, Badley should be better, he has no way to go but up, the veterans are decient, not great but they are not bad and should fit in. When I think about last year, I do not see why we will not be better. Paul and KG are gone but thuth is they were nowhere near their best when under pressure in the playoffs last year. I think we have a much better coach, especially for this team, Doc needs vets like he has at Clipper land. 10 million exception and what 6 or more first round choices in the future, thinks look good.
Many fans were upset when Perkins was traded because he represented the "enforcer" down low. He was strong but injury prone, slow of foot, couldn't jump and had a limited offensive game. Despite limitations he was effective and his loss represented a step backward for the Celtics.
We now have two Perkins clones in Iverson and Averanti, both more offensively skilled than Perkins, both ala Perkins unmoveable objects down low yet both signings currently undervalued. How their signings are so easily dismissed while we rejoice at other roster spots. Why should we need Andre Drummond, a manchild who lacks enthusiasm and whose athleticism is so far statistically unimpressive? Perhaps neither Iverson nor Averanti will prove to be Perkins equal but I like our chances that they will surpass our expectations.
are you seriously comparing Iverson and Fav to Drummond?
I think you need to take another look.
doesn't matter though, detriot is NOT letting Drummond go.
just because some guy is wearing a Celtics jersey, doesn;t make him an NBA player.
history tells us both of these guys are end of benchers at best.
History tells us....quite an authority when conveniently authenticating an argument...A high basketball IQ helps wonders (consider the sad plight of Fab Melo) but similar to the draft how a player responds to the NBA challenge is a calculated guess but "statistically" (notice how I justify my point similar to your ..."History tells us") DA has been quite clever at identifying talent and this round belongs to him. IMO both players have shown indications of vertical growth in their level of performance. Considering their low cost and risk/reward potential I also like the odds....In the case of Drummond the high cost is less appealing when "lack of enthusiasm" casts a shadow over potential!