Re: Is it too soon for a Bass for Asik trade?
posted at 11/6/2013 8:33 AM EST
There are certain assets that are just plain hard to find out there in the NBA, and you need a mix of each of these to be successful in the NBA.
Court vision/passing/ball movement
Low post defense
Perimeter/pick and roll defense
Slashing/individual scoring ability
Cohesion/chemistry on both offense and defense
Rondo has alot of this, but severly lacks the perimeter scoring part of his game.
Bradley excells at the perimeter D, and is below average at the perimeter scoring for HIS position as well.
The team is also missing the low post D that is severly needed.
They need a big man, and a big time perimeter shooter for either SF or SG.
Asik is not the Best C in the league by any means, but he is 1) much better than we have, and 2) can be a very complimentary player as you build around him.
I am ok with trading Green, Lee, Bass, heck, anyone not named KO, Favarini, Sully, or rondo towards him.
The only way Bradley works next to rondo on this team is a lights out scorer at the SF spot. Green is not that player.
Rondo, bradley, wiggins, sully, asik would be very strong defensively both inside and out, have good rebounding, and could score by slashing or poping the outside shot. The rebuild would be quick. Add KO, faverini, wallace, and 2 little men currently not on the roster(lee is certainly boderline and brooks can't even get on the court) and we can go far.
Trade for Asik. Overpay slightly for him. Compensate this year if you must by trading either green or bradley. I like bradley alot, but his offensive game is way below average for the position.