Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Sixers, Game 3
posted at 5/18/2012 10:25 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Sixers, Game 3
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Sixers, Game 3 : (1) we were a lot better with healthy avery playing heavy minutes this year than with ray. (2) and i never had a problem with ray as defensive player, but avery is better, and bound to keep getting better (young!), right?
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
(1) Well, when Ray was fit in the beginning of the season all others especially Pierce and KG was out of shape. When AB started, KG played out of his mind again (like he does now). The sample size just doesn't proof your opinion.
We won quite some games without Rondo as well, are we better without him?
Miami was 10-1 without Wade! Are they better without him?
(2) AB is a pleasant surprise this season. In the RS he exceeded all expectations by far. In the playoffs he is still better than expected but far below his RS contribution. And that is not only because of the injury.
No backdoor cuts for easy baskets in the postseason and playing against taller guards has shown that:
-His shooting is not as great as it was in the last part of the RS
-You can't teach size
-His ball handling is still raw at best
Will be improve next year? I believe it and hope it! Will he be a starting SG close to the class of Ray was for years? I don't know, no one does...