Re: The Big 4 will run out of gas if they don't start getting some games off completely...
posted at 3/12/2011 8:06 PM EST
In Response to Re: The Big 4 will run out of gas if they don't start getting some games off completely...
[QUOTE]It always seems likes the Celtics are jinxed with injuries right before the playoffs, if the past 2 seasons are an indication. WE NEED EVERYONE HEALTHY if we're going to compete with the upper echelon teams in the playoffs. I have a bad feeling it's going to be another letdown. I just don't get a good vibe about this "retooled" Celtics team.
Posted by Waynestarr[/QUOTE]
Well maybe that is because they have heeped tons of money on 4 players and they are only able to get the scrubs at the veteran minimum so they get guys that are washed up and have almost nothing left.
So I have been reading for several years how Perk and Rondo don't need to score, there is plenty of scoring, and as long as they do their job - play their roles, the Cs will be fine. The reality of the situation is they have about the 20th scoring offense and whenever they play athletic teams that are able to take the BIG 3 out of the game or at least limit them then Rondo and Perk are exposed.
Now Krstic will become the leading scorer and Green will be the second leading scorer and they are missing a starting center and their two best bench players but somehow they are not up for the challenge.
The real problem is that whenever they play a good defensive team they really struggle.... why? they have a point guard that forces them to play 4 against 5 and they are missing their starting center who is the second best center in the east.
The Cs at least have the quality when healthy. I think if they can get Shaq, Baby, and West back and have a few games under their belt before the playoffs then they would have their original starting 5 this year, they would have two pretty good back up point guards - Arroyo and West, and Baby to come off the bench to backup KG.
West, Baby, Green, and Krstic has got to be considered a pretty d amn good second unit.
Then at the end of games West can run the team in tight offensive situations. Rondo can sit on the bench with a towel over his head and think to himself, I am getting my second ring but I cannot even get on the floor when things are tight, I am vastly overpaid and overrated, but the salvation is I can be a good offense / defense substitution at the end of games. And just like last night at a crucial point in the game I tried to steal the ball and missed and basically was absent when the key bucket was scored.