Re: Don't Let History Repeat Itself
posted at 5/8/2013 10:25 AM EDT
In response to futbal's comment:
If the Spurs can be the best in the West with an aging Duncan and Ginobeli, why can't the Celtics due that. Two differences; First Pop rests his vets and plays 10 guys regularly, even in the playoffs. Second, the GM gets strong supporting cast like Splitter, for example. They also have the most underated All Star in the league in Parker. But end of the day; if Doc could really limit Paul and KG to 27minutes and rest them and Danny could get real role players (like Sully, for example)...I think the current Celtic team needs to catch a break with a Splitter like big (it could be Randolph if Doc plays him next year and he stays); and a bigger two who can make a shot. For ego smoothing, if I were coach, I would make Paul and KG the dual sixth-men, so they both come in together mid to late first quarter.
The reason why the Spurs can be best in the west is because of Duncan's inside presence.
KG needs a Kendrick Perkins type of player to help him out on the boards. And KG plays on the perimeter instead of inside the paint.
Duncan plays inside, does the dirty work, and still rebounds very well at age 36.
To simplify, the Spurs already have the complete package in Duncan. That's they don't need a Gortat or a Perk. Duncan has proven that he can win with David Robinson, Nesterovic, Oberto, and right now with Diaw, Splitter, or Blair.
Every Celtic fan here kept saying the Celts needed another big man to help out KG. But since both the salaries of KG and Duncan are eating a big portion of their respective teams salary, the Celts are missing a piece because salary cap rules are prohibiting the Celts from getting another quality big man.