Re: Bradley is Too Raw
posted at 12/5/2010 5:29 PM EST
In Response to Re: Bradley is Too Raw
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bradley is Too Raw : True. My only problem with the selection of Bradley is he will need time to develop. The Celtics are going after Banner #18 this season, not in 2012. The Celtics need players that can contribute NOW!
Posted by P34[/QUOTE]
That was my problem with him as well.
I'm not exactly sure what move should have been made with the pick with an eye towards the title. There is a rule that teams cannot trade 1st rd picks 2 years in a row unless they have at least a 2nd pick. Celts gave '09 pick to MN.
Jordan Crawford and James Anderson would have been filling it up more. But at the expense of West or Nate to start the season off w/ a rookie? I don't think so. Avery at 19 years old has more upside and was high on Rivers/Ainge wish list.
Yet shoot 1st combo guards tend to have some serious range, guys like Bobby Jackson, Eddie House, Jason Terry and currently Nate. Avery is not a great shooter.
They also seem to work well when paired with tall PG's who can defend SG's. Like the promise of Nate with West. Rondo is obv here for a long time and a great defender of PG's. So I see 3 options for Avery:
1.) we add a player in the future who is a tall PG to defend SG's, or even just end up with a healthy West in that role, Avery replaces Nate after '12, really locks down PG's, hopefully adds a jumper and is an incredible asset off he bench.
2.) he headlines a trade for a major piece to help us win a title between now and next February's deadline.
3.) he is given a chance to get major minutes in 2012-13 and is found to be redundant with Rondo and then traded for a young player who fits future plans better