Re: Mike Gorman's 2 Words: Grant Hill.
posted at 2/11/2011 7:54 PM EST
In Response to Re: Mike Gorman's 2 Words: Grant Hill.
[QUOTE]I believe I am in the minority. I am against getting him. 38 yrs old and previous injury history are my reasons against acquiring him.
Posted by OneNation[/QUOTE]
Let me preface my comments by saying I don't think there will be any trades.... but the Cs are not building for the future.
The window is slamming shut over the next couple of years at which point Danny will take his heart problems and ride off into the sunset and play golf and watch his children / grandchildren go through their lives. Ditto for BB when Brady goes.
That said, not sure they want to have the two oldest players in the league on the same roster either.
What they do want is to have health going into the playoffs.
There are a few issues that I think are to some degree viewed somewhat incorrectly....
it goes something like this......
the Bostonfan mindset is that if Perk was not hurt they would have won game 7, there are those that think that if Bynum was anything near 100% there would have been no game 6 or game 7......
that said.... the Boston fan mindset was / is that the Lakers size is what cost the Cs the title last year (those that don't think it was the Lakers size of course believe it was the refs and David Stern).
The reality is the Lakers ignored Rondo throughout the series and Doc said after the series that Rondo's inability to shoot cost them in the playoffs, the nationals guys routinely said "if Rondo could start making those shots blah blah blah".... the other guy responds "there is a reason he is open for those shots".....
Bynum was nowhere 100% and Rondo could not hit the floor if he dropped the ball and shot a record 26% from the line.
Danny panicked after Perk got hurt and way overpaid for J O'N but got Shaq as a bargain. It was apparent after the Miami series that J O'N had nothing left but Danny lapped him anyway.
What this all results in is we all have our fingers crossed that Shaq, J O'N, Perk, and Semih can be healthy for the playoffs because the fundamental problem in the playoffs last year was not addressed..... RONDO BEING THE WORST SHOOTER IN THE LEAGUE and the Lakers sagging in the paint, ignoring Rondo, and taking one of the best Cs out of the game by doubling off Rondo.
Nobody could believe how Ray could have 35 one game and then be a complete non-factor the rest of the series...... um... the Lakers decided that he was going to be a non-factor......
Let's all cross our fingers that they are healthy. We can watch D West finish games and actually be guarded and even while being guarded, finish, make jumpers, make 3s and make his freebies and Rondo can sit on the bench with a towel over his head sulking.