Re: KG's comments
posted at 1/1/2013 1:58 PM EST
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
In response to Petey62's comment:
KG is one to talk. Honestly, in my opinion, he's part of the problem although it isn't totally his fault that he's too old. But I do believe KG is capable of contributing more. KG has reached 10 rebounds only twice in the past 10 games and before that he had a ZERO rebound game and a ONE rebound game. And he hasn't scored at a consistent pace either considering he's the team's 2nd scoring option.
KG's rebounds, assists, blocks and steals numbers are his worst since his rookie year (some are the worst in his career). The Celtics cannot be successful with him averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds, especially when we're not getting much from the other big (either the C - Collins or PF - Bass when KG is at center).
There is no way that KG should not be able to score 17 per game with a few 20-25 point games thrown in. What we're getting is 10-14 points per game with a few 16-18 point games thrown in as well as a few 6-8 point games.
He can be more aggressive offensively if he stopped settling exclusively for fallaway and mid-range jumpers.
And I, for one, have concerns with what to do with KG after we get that BIG to come in and provide that inside presence. KG at this stage in his career, cannot guard the PFs in today's game. He's too slow and not physical enough. And he's not interested in taking anyone down into the post. When we get that big, what will become of KG? I mean, he's exclusively a perimeter jump shooter now. So he'll be an exclusively perimeter jump shooter who cannot guard the PFs he'll need to guard to get far in the playoffs.
KG's stats for the past 10 games.
Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Dallas W 117-115 OT 40 16 5 2 at Houston L 101-89 27 14 5 2 at San Antonio L 103-88 30 13 6 3 at Chicago L 100-89 25 10 8 0 Noah triple double Cleveland W 103-91 31 12 6 3 Milwaukee L 99-94 OT 38 12 7 1 sanders dominated at Brooklyn W 93-76 29 8 10 1 at LA Clippers L 106-77 26 16 4 3 at Golden State L 101-83 23 6 3 4 at Sacramento L 118-96 28 16 12 6
But I love what KG is saying because when asked to point fingers, he only pointed at himself saying he needed to do more. That's why I love the guy. He gives his all and when that's not enough, he tries to come up with ways to do something different - which he did last year when he played SO much better in the second half of the year. KG is not playing a lot of minutes and I agree with the move (remember most on the Board cried about and pleaded with Doc play him less..... so I hope folks don't rewrite history and forget that almost everyone wanted Doc to play him less). Some of his stats declining come from less minutes.
KG today isn't KG of 2008, but KG of today is still better than most players. He just can't do it by himself.
KG needs help, the question is will he get it. The pieces we have to offer like Bass, Lee, and even Green have lost value the last couple of weeks. Coupled with their high long term salaries you have wonder who is going to want them. Sullinger, Melo, Bradley and draft picks have much more allure to them now.