Re: Examples Of Mediocrity
posted at 7/22/2013 7:18 PM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to hops29's comment:
Well you are right that they wont be competing this year or next. They will probably get Melo next offseason. But they will make their big moves in 2015.
Here is a list of some free agents they may target in that offseason.
Rajon Rondo, Jeremy Lin, Evan Turner, Louis Williams, Wesley Mathews, Marcus Thornton, Kevin Love (player), LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh (player), Amar’e Stoudamire, Zach Randolph, Luis Scola, Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young (ETO), Marc Gasol, Kevin Garnett, Roy Hibbert (player), Wilson Chandler, Brook Lopez (player), DeAndre Jordan, Anderson Varejao, Omer Asik.
I can see them picking up one prime guy (Rondo, Love, Hibbert, Aldridge, Lopez, M. Gasol) then 2 middle guys (Chandler, Young, Scola, Turner, ugh! Garnett)
If they were smart it would be either Rondo or Hibbert because both guys don't need to score to be effective. With Kobe and Melo there wouldn't be many touches left for anyone else.
But they could easily be comprised with a core of
Lin, Kobe, Melo, Young, Hibbert.
Or Rondo, Kobe, Melo, Scola, Varejao.
Both teams would be dangerous, and Kobe is the only really old guy in those lineups.
That is 2 offseasons from now. How would the Celts get to that point in 2 years? Wiggins? I don't think so.
By 2015, Kobe will be 37 years old, Scola 35, and Varejao 33.
Even with Rondo, that lineup is not even close to being a contender.
Remember, we're talking 2015 here.
Scola doesn't need athleticism to be effective, he's the type of player that will play the same way at 35 as he did at 25. And fine, they get Young instead. 33 is still prime for Varejao. And I already mentioned Kobe in his reduced role.
As far as the coach goes, who knows? I'll tell you who will be running that team no matter who the coach is: Kobe.