KRSTIC OR SHAQ TO START?

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    It's weird to start a thread about Shaq starting/playing when he can't even get on the floor, but so it goes.  As for: " krstic has been a total stud.. krstic can do it all.." Um, no he can't. He can't get a defensive board to save his life and he can't stop his man. The last time he scored 21, his man scored 20. I'm hopeful that he will pick up the defensive schemes, but if he doesn't, he won't have a place with the starting unit when Shaq is back. Is Shaq a great defender? No, but his wide body must be accounted for, he clogs the lane.  So for now, assuming Shaq is back, he looks like the starter, with Krstic providing scoring punch to the second unit. Don't get me wrong, I am happy with Krstic on our team, but those who think he has been "phenominal" don't understand that defense wins championships.  
    Posted by BostonTrollSpanker


    Shaq starts gets the other center into quick foul trouble and Rondo gets a few easy assists and then doesn't pout and cry on the bench with a towel over his head. 

    To the poster toward the end of the thread who suggests they can't have Rondo and Perk on the floor because they are the worst foul shooters.  They have gone the last 4 years with Perk and Rondo - what's the difference?

    At the end of tight play off games West and Arroyo will run the team, the offense will run very smoothly because they won't be able to double off Arroyo or West and that will leave 4 guys on the floor that can shoot freebies and get Shaq some easy buckets.  Also as has been the case much of the year, Baby could be the 5 at the end of games because he can shoot, he makes freebies, he gets big boards, and he takes charges.
     
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    In Response to Re: KRSTIC OR SHAQ TO START? : what dominant big men? noah?  whoever the guy in philly is? hansborough? dont you get it... except for howard and sometimes bynum or shaq, there are no dominant offensive pure CENTERS anymore.. NONE! krstic and last night's tomato can (bogus bogut) are as good as they come in the league!
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN


    add to that duncan, gasol, big al, brook lopez, kevin love, horford, lamarcus aldridge, stoudemire, nene. no, they're not all pure centres, but they play a lot of time at that position and krstic would struggle to defend any of them
     
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    I was thinking more about Howard and Bynum in the play-offs. These are the guys that move people around with their weight. Krstic weighs less than KG, our power forward, so there is no way he can guard these guys in the low post. Baby can guard Howard because he can't shoot for distance, and Baby is the original immovable object. However, Baby can't guard Bynum because he can shoot for distance. Once Shaq gets into foul trouble the Lakers will focus on Krstic just like the Clippers and everyone else the Celtics have played.

    Last night does not count because Bogut was in foul trouble early and the Bucks were on the second night of a back to back.

    The hope is that the improved offense that Krstic provides, over Perk, will counter balance the scales in favor of the Celtics.

    We will know in June.
     
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    Re: KRSTIC OR SHAQ TO START?

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    In Response to Re: KRSTIC OR SHAQ TO START? : add to that duncan, gasol, big al, brook lopez, kevin love, horford, lamarcus aldridge, stoudemire, nene. no, they're not all pure centres, but they play a lot of time at that position and krstic would struggle to defend any of them
    Posted by teh-n00b
    as i said, none of them are pure centers.. well, they would struggle in covering him as well! its a wash! nene is the only one who is a true center and could push nenad around. none of those other guys can rag-dog him! kevin love cant push nenad around! is brrok lopez beating him down?
     
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    I was thinking more about Howard and Bynum in the play-offs. These are the guys that move people around with their weight. Krstic weighs less than KG, our power forward, so there is no way he can guard these guys in the low post. Baby can guard Howard because he can't shoot for distance, and Baby is the original immovable object. However, Baby can't guard Bynum because he can shoot for distance. Once Shaq gets into foul trouble the Lakers will focus on Krstic just like the Clippers and everyone else the Celtics have played. Last night does not count because Bogut was in foul trouble early and the Bucks were on the second night of a back to back. The hope is that the improved offense that Krstic provides, over Perk, will counter balance the scales in favor of the Celtics. We will know in June.
    Posted by Jump-ball-overtime
    hmmm y do u think bogus bogut was in foul trouble? he like most centers simply cant guard nenad one on one, so they FOUL! even against howard, nen can make him play defense out on the perimeter. howards good but thats not his thing!
     
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