Re: Bass vs. Baby
posted at 12/31/2011 12:43 AM EST
In Response to Re: Bass vs. Baby
[QUOTE]And bass can guard the bynum's and duncan's and howard's really well. and he is a whiz at the help defense system too. super floor vision and the kid is a good passer too. he's better than davis at a couple of things but davis was far more versatile and his skill set / versatility has NOT been replaced by bass. as the season wears on, the defensive shortcomings of bass will be on display on a regular basis. and asking KG to play the 5, which is what you're doing when you trade for a bass who is not strong enough to play the 5- that is just a dum idea.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
Baby was abused more than he was great against anyone over 6'10" other than Howard, who he was strangelty excellent against.
KG is expected to guard Bosh, Noah, Gasol, Ibaka, Dirk, Chandler... if he can't put up very good stats (16-8 at this stage of his career) against those guys and hold them below what they are used to... then we don't win anyhow.
It was Perk who used to be in charge of those physical bigs and now that responsibility has to fall on JO and hopefully Danny can make a trade for another Center b/c JO should only play half the game and be more effective in those reduced mins.
Bass is a 30 minute regular season guy to get 15-7 night in and night out and rest KG... something Baby was never able to consistently do. When the playoffs come around Bass will be a 20 minute guy asked to outplay Haslem, Taj Gibson, Balkman/Jeffries...
in a possible 1st rd playoff mathcups he needs to be better than guys like Speights, Hansborough, Larry Sanders and Brockman of the bucks... There is no chance the Celtics lose to anyone other than the Bulls or Heat in the East playoffs this year (unless the '07 Baron Davis shows up and Melo/Amare suddently learn how to play together).
and Baby didn't help at all vs. those 3 teams personel in the past.