Re: A POSITIVE POST: I liked what I saw last night!!
posted at 10/31/2012 7:38 PM EDT
In response to R9R's comment:
In response to prakash's comment:
I believe we now know what kind of a team the Celts will try to be this year. When you have this deep a bench, you make the game longer. Run, score quicker, play many more possessions. I have some concerns about how that will affect the defensive mindset. But it will be an entirely different style of play from previous years. And the players will adjust at different pace.
My concern is that there is not enough high quality talent to make this scheme elite. That is why I keep harping on one more trade. Otherwise the Celts will stay a notch below Miami. In any case, this has the makings of a special season.
I think you'll find out that we are plenty equipped for this type of play. I can't wait until Bradley is back because his new repuation brings a sense of competitiveness with the guards on our team of who can be the best shut down defender. Rondo is good if he tries, Lee is good. JET and Barbosa will push his defensive abilities in order to stay on the floor
Good defensive on the small ball teams is really dependant on the guards. They got to be vigilant, take away the open outside shots, and stop drives into the paint.
But back to your point: What player would complete our team? And which pieces would you let go?
A BBass for JSmith is a pipe dream. Danny won't move Paul, Kevin, or Rondo. What can we honestly get for a Bass, Lee, Melo trade that would make such a difference?
Josh Smith could be a pipe dream. Al Horford may be less of a pipe dream. Derrick Williams could be tried for.
To become elite the Celts need one more player that will bring a higher level of the combination of offensive creativity and defensive ability. Otherwise making the game longer will not make them elite. Making the game longer means KG's, Paul's and Rondo's influence also decreases. The Celts can win a lot but, barring injury issues in Miami, will stay a notch below Miami.