Re: best 5 celtics as from 1982
posted at 9/14/2011 4:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: best 5 celtics as from 1982
[QUOTE]Guys.....the best post 1982 Celtics are Bird, Parish, McHale, DJ, and Pierce. As great as KG is (was) he wasn't a Celtic long emough. Same for Walton and Ray. Max is close but no cigar....that was a reference to Red....of course !! By position they are......Parish - C, McHale - PF, Bird - SF, DJ - PG, Ray - SG Alltime.....Russell, Bird, McHale, Hondo, Cousy (in a close one over DJ). Its easy to forget that the Cooz was the protypical PG, the first guy who was a magician with the ball and who could pass like only he could. For those of you who think he couldn't play in today's NBA he would be a Steve Nash or John Stockton type, only better !!! With that said....DJ is the greatest clutch Celtic of all time, other than Larry Legend himself !!!
Posted by CelticsFanatic[/QUOTE]
Cousy in the modern era would be one heck of a stretch. A stationary chair would be more successful on defense than Cuz against the speedy guards of the present era. As to offense-- How about this comparison of their comparative shooting skills.
Below shooting percentages are for 2 point shooting.
Cousy.- lifetime FG% = .375 with him shooting under .400 % in 12 of his 13 years in the league.
Nash,- lifetime FG% = .516 with him shooting under .500 2 times( .495 in 2001- 02 and .476 in 2002-03) in his 14 year career.
Stockton,-lifetime FG% =.539 and he never shot under .500 in his career.
Note-- Above figures are based on a minimum of 60 games per year and a minimum of 24 minutes per game and have been adjusted to 2 point shooting for both Nash and Stockton.