Who is the backup point guard?

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    Re: Who is the backup point guard?

    They will mix and match.  Barbosa and Terry could both be on the floor at the same time and either could run the point.

     

     
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    Re: Who is the backup point guard?

    don't agree that it doesn't matter. yes, they will often run the offense through pierce with rondo not on the court, and this is exactly the problem. one, they will do that because no one they have is overly effective in that spot. two, as effective as pierce is in an isolation game and taking people off the dribble, he is also highly prone to turning the ball over against double teams (dribbling the ball out of bounds; turning his back and getting picked; getting trapped on the sidelines) when someone else is not out there running the show. terry, bradley, and barbosa can all spend time at the pg position, but none of them are pure pgs and the team will suffer (as it often has over the course of the past 5-6 years) without the presence of a viable back-up pg, especially because they are used to playing with a guy who is the ultimate quarterback. the trouble with trying to chase a team like Miami, who has the best player in the league, 2 of the top 5, and 3 of the top 20, is that you need to do a lot of things right. the celts have covered a lot of these bases by compensating for the loss of allen, getting younger and more athletic, signing their other FAs, and it simply remains an ongoing source of confusion as to why they are so resistant to reserving a roster spot for a traditional back-up to rondo. was not in any way a dooling fan, but at least he was capable of getting the ball over half court under pressure and getting the offense into some sets... with all of this said, early on it is obvious terry is trying to be a facilitator and assume the role so that's a positive. perhaps the strength of the team can help deter guys like terry and barbosa from settling for long range shots when they are in that role? bradley at least is not really a long range shooter (other than the baseline threes he can hit), and being young might simply want to try to run the offense, but all of these types of guys (combo guards/2s who can play the point) pick-up their dribble early, break off sets when they see opportunities for their own offense, put guys in the wrong positions, because they are not pgs. it's a very specific mentality. Back in the day DJ and Ainge were special players, because they both could assume either spot with fluidity and thus defied the labels that are applicable to most players... I guess we'll see how it unfolds as it seems unlikely they'll bring in someone else at this point. Will be interesting to see how it develops and then even more so once bradley is added to the mix. 

     
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    Re: Who is the backup point guard?

    Really - you wrote the MIA Heat played in the 2010 Finals!!!

     

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

     
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    Re: Who is the backup point guard?

    In response to TommyRules' comment:
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    It's funny that people think that T-Mac and Iverson are all-time top 10 players like Kobe is.

    When you compare those guys to Kobe, you might as well just throw your mouse against the wall and break your keyboard in half because you have no right using a computer.

    [/QUOTE]

    They are just making things up.

    Like you do when you pretend that you think Darko is going to kill someone.

    did you really think they meant that?

    Duh.

     

     
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