Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Grizzlies
posted at 1/2/2013 10:00 PM EST
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
In response to shines01's comment:
But who on the bench plays better than Pierce? I would love for Paul to sit but we don't have a player to start.
Our problem is that we no longer have any stars. No Lebron, Wade, Rose, Durant, Duncan, Parker, Griffith, Westbrook, Chris Paul, Carmelo, etc. ONce Ray, Paul, and KG got old, we don't have a star (and Rondo is NOT it).
Oh, Jeff Green clearly starts over Paul Pierce. I don't think Green is an All Star, but he is better than Pierce at this stage. Also, a legitimate center would be lovely. Not Jason Collins or even Chris Wilcox, but someone like Gortat who has some idea how to move his feet on both ends. That way KG can slide back to 4. But yeah, Pierce should be playing about 23 mins a game in a backup capacity.
Also, I am all done singing Rondo's praises. He has a once-in-a-generation combination of skills but he is squandering them for some reason. Is he trying to prove something? I don't get it. In the same season he has gone from a special player in the league to a defensive liability and a 17 second dribble out point guard.
A center would absolutely be great. But, we don't have one! So, Green stands around and plays passive ball and that's better than Pierce? Pierce stinks but Green is not better. We don't have a center. Our power forward (Bass) is at best a spot minute player.
Danny's talent judgement is clearly WAY off.
At least Green has some atheleticism and potential. All Pierce does is dribble into traffic and launch threes. Anything that goes through Pierce is a catastrophe.
Yep....Green over Pierce any day of the week at this stage of their respective careers!
And Brandon Bass is not a power forward here. KG is the 4. The experiement of him at the 5 at the end of his career is a failure. KG can still play. Scalabrine diagrammed a posession a couple of weeks ago where KG made 4 different defensive rotations in 20 seconds. There are still only a handful of guys in the league who play like that.