Re: As I watched TA, Leon and Kristic I realized...
posted at 3/25/2011 3:46 PM EDT
In Response to As I watched TA, Leon and Kristic I realized...
[QUOTE]We have left behind and rejected the grittiest of players in favor of less gritty players with better skills and in some cases, b-ball IQ. I still do not mind replacing TA with Von Wafer, however we have not replaced the other gritty hustle players that brought us a championship ( Eddie House, James Posey, Leon Powe (instrumental in the finals), Perkins) I do not like this trend. It is chemistry threatening!
Posted by DaCeltics[/QUOTE]
I was thinking somewhat the same thing this morning. How much has the "toughness" of the Celtics, so evident in 2008, degraded over the last 3 years?
This is not taking anything away from KG, PP, RA, and BBD. They all know what's required to get a championship. I expect them to be at the top of their games come the playoffs. However, as DaCeltics has pointed out, over the last 3 years we have lost, Posey, Powe, Tony Allen, and Perk.
All tough players, good at grinding it out, much more likely to confront than backoff.
Maybe if he comes back, Shaq will bring some of what we've been losing.
If not, Celtics are going to have to dig down way deeper than they have in the past to keep advancing in the playoffs.
9 and 6 since the break. Not sure what that means, but it's not a good sign.