Re: Darko A Celtic?
posted at 9/20/2012 10:57 AM EDT
This is a great move by the Celtics, if it does in fact occur. Dionte Christmas was never going to contribute much to this team, even if he made the roster. He would have been behind Pierce, Green, Terry, Lee, Dooling, and Joseph at the 2/3 spots.
Darko Milicic, conversely, can definitely help this Celtics team. He's a decent backup center who can rebound, block shots, and provide fouls. One of the most significant problems the Celtics have had in recent years is a dearth of big man depth. Now they've got a lot of players with size. I wouldn't be surprised if Milicic becomes the primary backup by season's end, he certainly has the raw skills for it. But even if he doesn't seize the opportunity, the Celtics only need him to be a third or fourth-stringer. There's really no downside.
C/PF (7): Garnett, Bass, Sullinger, Wilcox, Milicic, Melo, Collins.
SF (3): Pierce, Green, Joseph.
PG/SG (5): Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee, Dooling.
This is a darn good team. If not for the Lakers adding both Nash and Howard, I would pick the Celtics to win the NBA title. I think the C's match up well against the Heat, if everyone is healthy.