Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Knicks, Game Three
posted at 4/26/2013 10:33 PM EDT
I'd make every player on the team available except Rondo. Other than Rondo, every single player would be available. If I could get Josh Smith in place of Jeff Green, I'd do it in a heartbeat. If I could revisit getting Bledsoe and Jordan from the Clips for KG, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
I'd sign Kyle Korver or trade Terry for him. I'd also try to get one of Milwaukee's guards - preferable Monta Ellis. I'd also make a play for O.J. Mayo and give up Courtney Lee or Brandon Bass in return.
I'd look to send Pierce to a contender who is one veteran scorer away from a title (Golden State or Denver). I'd even consider sending Pierce to LA for Pau Gasol. If not that, I'd try to get a combination of younger players and draft picks for Pierce.
I'd get a quality backup PG and two backup bigs. If my bigs next year were DeAndre Jordan, Sully, Dalembert, Gasol, Josh Smith and Melo, I'd go to war with that front court. And in mid-season, I'd go out and not hesitate signing someone like Kenyon Martin or Chris Anderson if they were available.
AB would also be available as he is strictly an on-ball defender. He can be completely exposed defensively and when he is, he's useless overall. He is an offensive liability. Even if Rondo were out there passing the ball, he has no confidence in his shot.
Bottom line, this team is a mess. It's a mix of players who really don't play well or play well together.
Total change, bring back Lawrence Frank as our defensive coach and coach up guys on the offensive and defensive sets.