Re: KG and Points in the Paint
posted at 2/11/2011 1:27 PM EST
In Response to KG and Points in the Paint
[QUOTE]KG had 10 points, 8 points from jump shots and 2 points from the FT line. No matter how much KG is loved by Celtic fans it still won't change the fact that he's a jump shooting PF. If the Celtics are going to win a championship KG needs to get it done inside the paint.
Posted by P34[/QUOTE]
I posted this under "We need more offense" but, mea culpa, I've copied & pasted it here as I couldn't agree more we need KG to produce in the paint as do Gasol & Bynum. And I don't care if he's only been a PF mainly jump shooter. Gasol too is as good on short range shots but he still can power the ball in the basket as Shaq. Our own Kevin McHale was a short range jump shooter but still was a scoring factor as Parrish in the paint. Perkins can't be counted on to be the guy...his hands are not good enough & he makes too many turnovers when fed the ball quickly. We need Shaq back quickly.
OK, my post in another thread:
I'd love to get Battier or Hamilton. Hopefully, Delonte & Nate returning will help get some production from beyond the paint other than from Pierce & Allen. Then a bit closer to the paint we get it from Garnett & Big Baby. But a real concern, and I love Rondo as he has talents few others have, great hands for defense & assisting & driving to the basket even by big men. BUT HE IS "IFFY" ON SHORT JUMPERS & IN 3 PT RANGE. Lakers last night had the advantage of playing 5 defenders on our 4 offensive players as they allowed Rondo to shoot. But where Rondo can help assist is feeding to a big man under the basket who can score like Bynum & Gasol. We only have Garnett to do that as Perkins truly is not a scorer but specializes in defense. But KG, age perhaps or fear of injuring his knee, is not a tremendous threat in the paint. W/O him now , whom do we have ? Shaq will help. We continue to get out rebounded but it has not been a concern when we shoot 50-60%. But last night in the 2nd half the shooting % went down & big reason we lost. I mean the Lakers in Game 7 last year shot 32% and Kobe 6 for 24 (25%) BUT HATE TO OPEN WOUNDS BUT THEY WON BECAUSE THEIR LOW % DIDN'T MATTER WHEN THEY CONTINUED TO GET REBOUNDS TO FINALLY SCORE.
The benefit too of having some shooters to back up Pierce & Allen is that it takes someone or a couple of defenders from under the paint to come out and contest the 3 point shots and that allows us to get more rebounds. But when one of these guys is out, resting etc. we are of little threat beyond the paint.
OK, enough, I'm getting tear drops all over this post.
PS...Can we talk Sheed into returning ???