Re: I WILL SAY IT AGAIN...CELTICS NEED A LEGIT 7 FOOTER
posted at 3/14/2012 1:26 PM EDT
In Response to Re: I WILL SAY IT AGAIN...CELTICS NEED A LEGIT 7 FOOTER
[QUOTE] There are bigs out there who can contribute on the Celtics today. We don't necessarily need a center to average 15 pts and 12 rebs per game to be successful. That would be nice but we'd have to disrupt what we have. We could use a center to come in and battle on the boards and provide some energy on the offensive and defensive ends - ALL WHILE NOT GIVING UP ANY CURRENT PLAYERS. We currently have too many solid, contributing pieces in place to tinker with them. We just need some big bodies. Right now, with the way this team is playing, I don't really want to see anyone moved. Ok, so not Oberto, but some center (or bigs) can be brought in to contribute more than what we'll get from Wilcox and JON.
Posted by Petey62[/QUOTE]
I agree with you that right now we should not be breaking up the team's chemistry. A comment on another post was that we only lost to LA twice by a few points in last few minutes when we had leads and it was because we were outrebounded. Same as Game 7 a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, we are not going to get to play LA in the playoffs this year. Yup, we need a Legit 7 footer who rebounds and can put in the rebounds for 15-20 pts and 10+ rebounds but other than Gasol, Bynum, Howard and a couple of others, we ain't gonna get one.
We are a very good shooting team but unfortunately when we don't hit 50% & lose rebounding by 10+ we usually lose so I DO AGREE THAT A BIGGIE, A BANGER, WHO CAN GET THE REBOUND AND CAN TOSS IT OUT TO GIVE OUR PERIMETER PEOPLE ANOTHER SHOT might get us deep into the playoffs this year. Next year we can go after the scoring 7 footer if available.
The Lakers have a poor starting 5 which does include a great starting 3 and two of the 3 are 7 footers who can either put the rebound in or toss the ball out to their average shooters, other than Kobe, and give them more chances by out rebounding teams. As they say "Even a blind chipmunk can find an acorn occasionally". Teams without the luxury of these twin towers need shoot 50% to be competitive. Am I jealous the Lakers have Bynum and Gasol..you bet !!! But the team ain't gonna get by the 1st round and maybe we will if we can get a couple of 6-9, 6-10 strong rebounders...Wilcox was good but, alas, hurt.
I've said this in another post, the Lakers have 3 players, Kobe, Bynum & Gasol who could play on the Celtics team while we have at least 6 players, Rondo, PP, Ray, KG, Bass, Pietrus etc. who could play on the Lakers team but it's their 7 footers who can toss the rebound out, or put it in under the basket, to their mediocre, other than Kobe, shooters for another and another etc. shot attempt.