Re: with the number 5 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the boston Celtics select....
posted at 3/26/2014 12:45 PM EDT
In response to rameakap's comment:
If the C's drafted him I would trust that Danny sees a future gem.
He would not be Anthony Davis, who carried his team to an NCAA title. But like I said, I see a lot of Chris Bosh in him. Bosh was 1 and done at GaTech as his '03 team made the Sweet 16 but the '04 team a year later went all the way to the title game. As we've seen, Bosh is more of a 3rd banana shooter who early in his career let the veteran PF-C's have their way with him.
Vonleh would best be served spending a year in the D-League. That would fit into the Celtics frontcourt rotation plans as well. If I were the C's, I would sign and trade Kris Humphries and send him (with Faverani) to the Rockets for Asik.
C- Asik (26 minutes), Olynyk (22 mins)
PF - Sully (30 minutes) Bass (18 mins)
That is if we keep Bass for the final year of his deal and don't trade him. The C's are more than capable of playing Asik 30 mins, Sully 32 mins and Olynyk 28 mins and have the last 6 mins played by Jeff Green or Gerald Wallace.
After next season Asik will be a 29 year old free agent. A fair contract like the one Larry Sanders got (4/44) for a defensive C who can't close games b/c of his 54% career FT shooting would work nicely. He also doesn't have the wear and tear most 29 year olds have, with just 5,000 career NBA mins or so up until now and 3 seasons in Turkey before that.
C - Asik (26 mins), Vonleh (14 mins), Olynyk (8 mins)
PF - Sully (30 mins), Olynyk (18 mins)
Vonleh would have only turned 20 two months before the season started. His age 19 year in the D-League and his age 20 year playing only 12-16 minutes is what we should expect if we draft this kid. don't rush him. But he can keep chipping away at Asik's mins as Omer enters his 30's and by the time Asik is 33 and his contract is up Vonleh will be about to turn 23 and start his first big money contract season.
I like your suggestions but I would still sore back and all try to get Embiid if available. If not, how do we get Omer Asik. We have 2 first round picks and 1 of them could be a ping pong ball pick. Do we need give it up for Asik and keep the other or we have 10 other picks in the next few years so give up a couple of those with our first round pick for Asik. If we got Embiid and Oly can play Center too( Sully too if needed), how about giving up some picks for K. Love ? Can we get Asik w/o giving up a pick by trading Hump, whom I like, and all 3 of Wallace, Bass & Green or a combo of 2 of those and a pick or 2.
Yes, I think that Embiid, Sully & Oly and instead of Embiid, Asik, could give us the best frontcourt since McHale, Bird & Parish days. Keep Rondo and maybe A. Bradley and try and draft a scoring guard. As I said, I would unload Wallace, Bass & Green and as Sully and Oly play forwards, try to draft as backup Forwards, C. Early---sorry his team got knocked out as I'd like to see more of him, Doug McDermott a scoring machine and maybe Cameron Bairstow(New Mexico) a senior and another F.