Posted by rameakap
the number of wins is nearly meaningless. it's can you deal with chicago and then miami? i don't think we can deal with chicago because all we have at the 5 is KG and question marks. and we already know bass will poope himself in the playoffs playing extensive 4 minutes.
the problem is rebounding. for this team to go deep into the playoffs (looking beyond the typical shallow rama drivel), we need rebounding from our bigs. and we don't have bigs, we have rookies, sullinger and melo. jason collins is a 6 minute a game guy.
so that means we need green and bass to OVER achieve on the rebounds and we need our backcourt to gang rebound ferociously too, just for us to be mediocre at rebounding. and when you clench your backcourt in to do all-in rebounding because the team stinks at rebounding, then it's harder to run, which is the other thing this team needs to do more of than we've seen the celts do in YEARS.
and you can't run without being able to rebound at at least middle of the road level.....
i like what ainge did for the 1-2 positions for this year and then everything else is just a gamble. including jeff green, wilcox, sullinger, melo. collins stinks so he's not a gamble.
how this team could be thought of as better than last year's team is really beyond me. green coming off of heart surgery is suddenly going to drastically increase his per minute rebounding? BASS, whose per minute rebounding has been declining for Y E A R S now, is going to suddenly stop that trend and beyond that reverse it and actually rebound decently for us? and that's beyond the issues he has with individual and team defense that need work....
we might well win 50 games. and they might well be meaningless games. our lack of frontcourt talent is what's going to do us in. and again i go back to the simple fact that if garnett has signed for 1-3 million, like SHAK DID, then we'd have had the extra money to pursue a BADLY NEEDED Ilyasova or Humphries type. Or even an omer asik type- a body that you know can board and swat- doesn't even have to be fancy or 9 million bucks worth of player.
kg closing in on what 1300 or more games? and he's all we have to wipe the glass in the playoffs. not going to get by chicago with that. add in humphries or similar 10 board a night threat and we could have had a decent chance.