Re: D Howard did all he could to avoid trade to LA
posted at 4/8/2012 8:58 PM EDT
In Response to Re: D Howard did all he could to avoid trade to LA
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: D Howard did all he could to avoid trade to LA : Definitely agree with you about the Celtics having a decent/good center. If only Jermaine was never signed and Danny had signed someone else who could have been healthy and contributed for the last two seasons, instead of always being injured. Jermaine was once a very good player, but not in the time that he has spent with the Celtics. Although, we also had bad luck with Wilcox who was a great addition this season and unfortunately because of his heart condition is also lost for the remainder of the season. Steimsma has playing decently, but we are still very limited at the center position. KG is doing ok at center, but it really isn't his natural position.
Posted by susan250[/QUOTE]
Imagine the reversal of fortune had that JON for David West swap gone through?
The Pacers would be worse, not much worse, but they wouldn't be 1 game ahead of us for the 3 seed, and we'd have 4-5 more wins at least I'd assume. We all wondered if KG was a fit at center back when that move was in limbo, and clearly he is, so even just a 50-50 split of mins between West/Bass at PF and C's would be pretty scary.
I agree KG isn't a natural center, and can't help but think Danny should have at least gambled with one of his 1st rd picks to get Kaman here by the deadline.
But it is looking like the C's will go down fighting in rd 2 this year, better than last years exit, which everyone assumed was the final run. Bass and Avery are better than Baby and DWest, KG and Rondo are healthier, Steamer and (hopefully) Pietrus are a wash w/ JO and Green and then overall the team has much better chemistry and attitude, last years club was just mentally out of it after the Perk trade. This years is built to win more, even if our frontcourt is might weak.
The Avery move is great, last year Doc would never have let West shadow Wade and bring Allen off the bench to attack the likes of Jones and Miller, even when many of us saw that as a solid move.... this year we are doing just that and Avery's defense is even better than Delonte's, although he is just as good on 1's and 2's as Tony Allen is on 2's and 3's... Danny should have never let Tony leave.