Re: We Can Win Without Rondo
posted at 2/1/2012 1:49 PM EST
In Response to We Can Win Without Rondo
[QUOTE]I've been accused of being a hater for saying we can win without Rondo. Right now we're 5-2 without Rondo. Could've been 6-1 if the Celts didn't give away the first meeting against Cleveland. With the Celtics it's all about the system. I mean Bradley and Moore are doing a good job running the point in Rondo's absence. I'm not saying we're a better team without Rondo, but if Rondo, Ray, and JO can bring us an All-Star big man in return I think Ainge should do it.
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
I posted this under "we last in rebounding" but a good "copy & paste" here I think
Not liking to beat a dead horse I find I must agree with many previous posts that we need a strong rebounder. I do not feel JO is our man and getting KG to play center is not the answer. Hate to open old wounds but in addition to the egregious discrepancy in foul shots in game 7 vs Lakers a couple of years back, the reason we also lost was the dominance they had in rebounds. Yup, we shot a better % and their guy who walks on water aka, Kobe, only shot 6 for 24 or 25% and the whole team shot about 30% but with the rebounding strong edge they were able to put up shot after shot. I repeat, and KG is some 2+ years older now, he was not comfortable playing center as he was needed after Perk went down in game 6 as he really is not a banger who can put in a rebound easily. He’s a great PF who really likes to put in 5-10 ft jump shots !!! And a dominating center can toss the ball to KG who would be open frequently if our center, heavily defended, can't put the ball back up himself. And Rasheed, although he played well, liked to compete more with Pierce & Allen shooting 3 pointers so also was not tremendously effective under the basket.
This has been mentioned by many…try to get Kaman as soon as he is bought out. Also, if by some miracle, in a multiple team deal we can get Howard, go for it. I like Varejao (Cavs)and another player who I find similar is Joakim Noah(Bulls). Don’t think we can get either of these guys but I agree that with a player similar we’d be a strong playoff team. If we need trade Allen, and I’ve liked him very much, and Rondo too to get the desired Center, let’s do it !!!