Re: Cs make promise to draft...
posted at 5/31/2013 2:52 PM EDT
From the moment KG took over the center spot last year, his fate was sealed. There is not much you can get out of KG at the PF position. You won't get rebounding because at PF, he'd go down low even less than he is forced to now while playing center. If we put KG back at PF, he may as well be playing small foward-strictly jump shooting. And I honestly believe he's just way too slow to defend today's athletic PFs.
As for the number of PFs on the team, I first off don't count KG as a PF anymore. He's a center, an all star one at that. Milsap is the one thing at PF we've haven't had, since KG. Milsap would be the best PF we've had since, KG. With Sully you have a slow, non-athletic (get alot of shots blocked) PF who relies on smarts and body positioning for his success. Bass had the PF explosiveness but he settled too much on his bread and butter - the mid-range jump shot.
Mlsap is a beast on the interior. He has a motor, brings energy and can score and rebound. Sully MIGHT develop into that kind of contributor but I think it's too early to expect that out of him in just his second year as well as knowing he's coming back from back surgery. And Bass is a backup at best that the Celtics SHOULD look to move as soon as possible.
I think we'd see a slow, defensively-challenged team with Big Al and KG manning the interior. KG cannot guard today's PFs like West, Melo, James, Boozer/Gibson - he's too slow. KG needs to be posting at center, sitting back making calls and stepping up from the center spot.
What we need is an interior presence, some rebounding. I honestly think Milsap scores and rebounds sufficiently to fill that need. It doesn't have to be a slow, plodding center like Big Al.