JON contemplating retirement

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    JON contemplating retirement

    Well that would free up some major money. I think we would only have 5-6 guys under contract.

    We desperately need some perimeter defenders, scoring and rebounding.

    I wouldn't mind taking a flier on Greg Oden. Heck what could it hurt at this point. Low risk, high reward. The only problem is our medical staff wouldn't know what the heck to do with his issues.

    Tayshaun Prince
    Kenyon Martin
    Shane Battier
    Dan Gadzuric
    Sam Dalembert
    Andre Kirilenko
    Josh Howard

    Should all be on our radar.
     
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    if we can get tayshaun prince!
    that would be the best pick up after getting a big man...
    prince is a great fit to this team...!
     
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    Re: JON contemplating retirement

    I would expect Jon may retire.  I believe that I heard someone mention this on a local radio, tv station recently.  I also hope that Shaq retires.  He wasn't able to play much the entire season. 

     
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    BiasLewis, I would not take a flier on Oden.  The others on your list, YES!  We have to re-think our vision and look to add players who have a history of being able to play.  It will be so critical next season to have pieces around Ray, Paul and KG that can contribute.  We thought we had that covered but injuries by guys who have a history of injuries curtailed that approach.

    I say no to Oden and no to Ming and no to any player with the slightest history of injuries.  We just cannot afford to gamble anymore on guys we aren't even sure will be physically able to contribute.  I'd substitue the name of "Troy Murphy" in place of "Greg Oden" in your post.

    We need to sign players who have a history of staying on the court.  We already know the season brings "unexpected" injuries so let's not compound it by adding players who STAY injured.

    We have to begin the season with a solid roster and PLAY guys early and let them develop while allowing Ray, Paul and KG to play minimal minutes.

    I honestly think Jeff Green is our starting SF next season.
     
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    I think Marc Gasol's contract with the Grizzlies is up this year.  Would he be a good pickup as a big man?

     
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    Re: JON contemplating retirement

    I'd rather keep JON and assume Shaq retires.  I'd be interested to see what JON could do with a healthy knee for the entire season.  I think he'd be better than anyone out there right now that we could get for the kind of money we could offer. Not too many serviceable 7ftrs out there, which I assume is the same logic why I keep hearing the team would be willing to look at Kristic again for affordable money.  Just not much there.


    I agree that we should STOP taking fliers on injury prone guys like Odom with the wishful thinking that "maybe" they could turn it around with us.  I still can't help thinking that there's something more to this Celtics medical staff...or maybe it's just a coincidence that a bunch of our guys (old and young) have repeatedly gone down with injuries.

     
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    [QUOTE]BiasLewis, I would not take a flier on Oden.  The others on your list, YES!  We have to re-think our vision and look to add players who have a history of being able to play.  It will be so critical next season to have pieces around Ray, Paul and KG that can contribute.  We thought we had that covered but injuries by guys who have a history of injuries curtailed that approach. I say no to Oden and no to Ming and no to any player with the slightest history of injuries.  We just cannot afford to gamble anymore on guys we aren't even sure will be physically able to contribute.  I'd substitue the name of "Troy Murphy" in place of "Greg Oden" in your post. We need to sign players who have a history of staying on the court.  We already know the season brings "unexpected" injuries so let's not compound it by adding players who STAY injured. We have to begin the season with a solid roster and PLAY guys early and let them develop while allowing Ray, Paul and KG to play minimal minutes. I honestly think Jeff Green is our starting SF next season.
    Posted by Petey62[/QUOTE]

    Petey62, I feared typing his name. LOL! You make valid points and you're probably right that all the injuries probably spooked Danny and Doc this year that they will MAKE SURE no one is walking in the door 50%.

    I think the strategy they used last year of not playing the starters long mins during the season worked well. The problem this year is our bench changed 360 degrees.

    Two years in a row we get bounced not being able to hold a lead in the last 5 minutes of the game. That needs to be addressed. Forget the seedings go back to it's a marathon not a sprint.
     
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    Re: JON contemplating retirement

    It's too bad by the time JO got his head on straight he had no body left below it, Igained alot of respect for the guy because he was playing in serious pain it looked like to me and believe me I know about bad knees it really sucks when you know 95% of you is in great shape but if you got no knees left it doesn't matter.
    As for the FAs mentioned I really wouldn't want any of those guys except Maybe Delembert and Howard. The best FA out there that is an unrestricted FA that would be a great fit for us is Tyson Chandler. Taking a look at Micheal Redd would make more sense than Oden. We don't need to get any older so no Prince,Kiralenko or Battier. Marc Gasol is not an fa it is Z Bo that is an unrestricted FA but no way can we afford him. According to a list I found on ESPN Krstic is a UFA,I like his game but it depends on how much $$ he asks for. I'd like to see Murphy,Wafer,and West back. DA freed up some cap space if everything remains staus quo in the CBA so we have some cap room and an extra 1st rnd pick to use in a sign and trade. Technically RA is a player option so who knows with that? I don't see RA going anywhere though and I don't know if he can/would take a pay cut to get a player(s) that could put us over the top.
     
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    Re: JON contemplating retirement

    Wow, I thought either DA or Doc said after the last game that JO was probably coming back and that Shaq was considering retiring? Too bad because I think a healthier JO may help to fill the void left by Perk (spot starter & defensive specialist) next year.

    That said, don't think I would waste the MLE on Oden and I would definitely favor Gasol over Krstic but he's probably looking to get more than that.
     

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