Re: Another JON Post
posted at 1/13/2011 11:25 PM EST
Its fun to play GM and write about this stuff, but in reality, I have no idea what can be done. None of us know because its only the GMs that talk to each other and we hear about it third hand (who's available and who's not). I heard Blatche was a possible trade but who knows if its really true. And yes, you are right - he's not a center so that doesn't really solve the problem.
I do agree we need a better (and preferably younger) big. However, the only thing you might be wrong about is whether or not Shaq and Semih with some help from KG can hold it down until Perk is back. If they just hold their own a little and our other 4 give us some great D, we might be surprised. This Celtic team finds a way to hang in there. Come to think of it, Miami survives without a good center and we may have to do the same.
The next 30 days go like this: Charlotte, Orlando, Detroit, Utah, Washington, Cleveland, Portland, Phoenix, Lakers, Sac, Dallas, Orlando, Charlotte, Lakers, Miami, New Jersey and then the Allstar break. Seven of those 16 games are tough and Perk will be likely be back for the Lakers and Miami so we may just survive 5 tough ones with Shaq and Semih.
I worry about it, but I'm not as definite as you that we can't survive it. We may not have a choice, though. Even a trade takes a week or two to pull off and then it takes a week or two just to get in the groove. So, it may be the same as waiting for Perk to return, anyway!
Time will tell, huh? I wonder what Danny's going to do.