Re: Key Stat for the Celtics in 2010-11
posted at 9/27/2010 2:13 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Key Stat for the Celtics in 2010-11
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Key Stat for the Celtics in 2010-11 : HAHAHA!!! So if Glen Davis learns how to pump fake he's already the ideal backup PF? http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/
4) Is Glen Davis ready to take the next step? Rasheed Wallace is retired and Glen Davis is healthy, so the onus is on the big man to take the next step and emerge as a major factor this season, especially playing for another contract next summer. Davis's 2009-10 season was derailed when he missed 27 games with a broken right thumb. He admitted Wallace's presence affected his confidence, but now he enters the season as likely the first man off the bench. I hope you will not be miserable when Glen Davis plays well this season.
Posted by P34[/QUOTE]
No, pump fake will help his offense but he's still not long enough for the ideal PF ... he makes a fine role player/reserve.
Read this and weep ... seems I'm not the only one that thinks JON is the ideal PF behind KG and that relegates BBD to reserve C/PF with limited minutes especially when/if Perk gets back in March. Hey, I hope I'm wrong and BBD has figured it all out but that's my heart ... my brain says he has no ups and can't ball down low amongst the trees except limited situations. Maybe I'm wrong ... time will tell.http://www.celticsblog.com/2010/9/19/1697547/who-will-get-the-most-minutes-at
/> One of the most interesting battles then will be who plays more at he back up power forward position behind Garnett, Jermaine or Baby?
Now I think who plays between Jermaine and Baby when Garnett goes to the bench will depend alot about match ups and who the opposing teams the C's are playing against.
But the question Id like to ask is (not considering match ups and opponents which as I mention above will probably determine who plays behind Garnett) is who would you in general prefer to see back up Garnett and get the most minutes..... Jermaine or Baby ??
Now I personally would prefer to see Jermaine get more minutes in general just because I think he is a better overall basketball player then Baby both on the offense and defense ends of the court.
I also like the fact Jermaine will give us that much needed length now at the back up power forward position that we have lacked the last few years since we have had to rely on undersized Baby (and Powe also) who lacked the height to properly match up against alot of the longer opposing power forwards the C's have had to face.
Baby has had problems the last few years due to his lack of length defending longer power forwards, getting his shot off (and blocked often) in the low post against them.
With Jermaine we will now have a back up power forward who will have the length to defend and get his shots off in the low post aganist these longer power forwards and not have to deal with the problems Baby faces due to his lack of length.
We will also with Jermaine get a shot blocker at the position which we have not had in years. <