Re: KG's comments
posted at 1/2/2013 6:56 PM EST
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
In response to Petey62's comment:
KG doesn't need help. The Celtics need help. We can get rebounding help the way we rebounded against New Jersey - team rebounding. In that one game (2nd half), you could see what the Celtics are capable of from a rebounding standpoint. For some odd reason, we have failed to commit to doing that night in and night out.
The Celtics need help in the post. KG has not been the post defender or scorer that we thought he'd be from the 2nd half of last season and the playoffs. He just has not been that center in the paint. Although our guards have allowed alot of dribble penetration, that does not excuse nights like Noah (triple double) and Larry Sanders (20 rebounds in a dominating performance) had against KG.
We can get scoring help if Rondo got more aggressive offensively and assumed more of the scoring burden (2 points on ANY night won't get it), Terry settled in and became more consistent, Jeff Green could become more of a consistent scorer as well as KG and Pierce.
The common thread there is all perimeter, nothing on the interior. That is what we need more from KG and whenever we can add a big. But we have this idea that some big will step in and all of or problems will be solved and I'm just not convinced of that.
Petey, when have you ever seen a wire thin guy who's in his mid 30's post up bigger and stronger players in the post? You're asking the impossible of KG. MJ, Kobe, Bird, Dr. J, Ewing, Barkley, and so many others all learned as they got older they did not have the legs and strength to take on bigger guys underneath. They all developed outside jumpers and more fade away jumpers. It happens, man, and its called Father Time. Let's not hope to turn back some magical clock on KG. He will NOT be an inside scoring machine. It was never a major part of his game and as he got older, its not going to get better. He's also not going to out quick and out jump nor out muscle Noah and Sanders and Dwight Howard, etc. Instead, he needs help from the entire team and the team needs a big man to battle the other team's big men.
As for Rondo - I agree with you there. He needs to score more and reduce the load. He can also free up others if he forces the defense to pay attention to him.
For the most part I agree, especially regarding KG. Disagree slightly on Rondo - its not his nature to be a night-in night-out scorer. Sure he'll have his occasional 30 point night, but he's never going to average 25. And in a weird way, if he did, he wouldn't be the Rondo we all love.