Re: DH: There's A Chance
posted at 1/26/2012 11:59 AM EST
In Response to Re: DH: There's A Chance
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: DH: There's A Chance : While I agree he's not Kareem Abdul Jabbar on offense, he is the best defensive center since Bill Russell and he is a tremendous rebounder. He disappeared in the game against us because his teammates couldn't hit a shot nor even get him the ball in good position. No center can do it alone (and he knew the game was lost by 3Q). His team goes nowhere in the playoffs because they have no true "get it done in crunchtime" players. But, with a good point guard and offensive talent around him, he's a game changer/championship quality center, imo.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
As always, great post Celtsfan. This is the very reason why DH has to seriously consider Boston. The players, the coach and the organization decry "championship" (see banners at TD Garden). This is not something that is prevalent in Orlando. There IS a "championship" mentality, a culture in Boston that you don't find in most NBA organizations.
There are not too many teams where DH can go that has the foundation (talent, young/old mix, cap space, draft picks, options) in place to achieve that. Dallas, who won last year, has already changed their focus by letting guys like Butler, Chandler and Barea go, guys who were instrumental in winnig the title just last year. So you have to question if Cuban is committed to repeating.
The struggles in LA with a new coach, no cap space and absolutely no depth should serve as notice that LA might not be a place that has the pieces to win a title.
The other LA team simply has no mentality or culture to win the ring. They have alot of individual talent but it might all have to be sacraficed to get DH there and what would be the purpose of going then.
It's going to be an interesting next few months.