Re: Trade with Minni but not for Love
posted at 6/27/2014 3:57 PM EDT
Good idea, but that would be too rich for Minn and leave them without a backup C. If they included Dieng, I'de include Philly's second rounders next year or Iverson. Fav may be more valuable than Dieng at this point. Don't have a clue about Colton but we'll see this coming season when he starts with the Lobstis.
Iverson Update From ESPN:
"Iverson is a legit 7-footer with a 9-foot-2 standing reach, a chiseled frame, and a desire for contact. He brings an unrelenting intensity to the floor, physicality that Boston needed last season, and, for a mean guy on the court, he's about as nice and polite as they come off it."
"He'll be in Boston and running the floor with the likes of Rajon Rondo as veteran players return to the team's facilities after their own short breaks following an early end to Boston's 2013-14 campaign.
"[The Celtics] wanted me to get some experience and keep playing hard. "Work on my rebounding, expand my offense, work on my jump shot, screen-and-roll defense. I know Coach Stevens was big on that. He said he saw some good things out of me this year. I'm looking forward to showing him what I got better at."
Iverson averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds over 17 minutes per game in 47 appearances between the Turkish season and EuroCup. Iverson ranked in the middle of the pack both offensively (0.875 points per play; 45th percentile among all international players tracked) and defensively (0.881, 46th percentile) over 53 appearances (including exhibitions).
Game film shows a player making strides despite inconsistent minutes, cultural difficulties and Intl game dynamics and the Celtics were pleased by much of what they saw.