Re: New "NBA" Rebuild Plan - thinking ahead of 2012
posted at 5/23/2011 12:01 AM EDT
In Response to Re: New "NBA" Rebuild Plan - thinking ahead of 2012
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: New "NBA" Rebuild Plan - thinking ahead of 2012 : Point well taken. I will add a few considerations while digressing from the original nature of your discussion. Rondo's problems are mental. Supposedly, he does OK in practice but he is not able to bring it to the game. Also, he is young. But very competitive. We can hope that he will be able to overcome his inhibition and improve. After all Jason Kidd has become a decent shooter after being abysmal most of his career. I expect Rondo to make some serious strides growing up this off season. I am not very high on Jeff Green. But I also note that he has played out of position his whole career until recently. There was no real room for him to play 3 in OKC. He is not a 4. I am hoping that he will discover his game at 3, given an opportunity in Boston.
Posted by prakash[/QUOTE]
I like the idea of Green running with Rondo. They both play 36 mins. I can see Green getting 18-19 points and Rondo 16-17 w/ 12-13 assists.
Yes the shot has to get better. Even just 75% at the line and more confidence causing more coverage on that mid-range J is fine from RR. He did hav nagging injuries. It is HIS TEAM next year. He must run w/ it or risk a possible trade if the team is not one of the top 3 in the league in Feb.
Pierce off the bench is a great idea. Steal that 6th man award from the punk Odom. He can get 8-12 mins at SG and 20-24 at SF. He and Green can give 48 mins of rested defense on the Deng/Melo/LBJ's who have to play 42-44 mins a game in the playoffs.
I like Ray at 26-28 mins having his legs in the 4th quarter and staying a 50-40-90 guy. Like Reggie at 36. Just more rest please.
I like DWest in a healthy season, expanded role, 12 mins at PG and another 8-12 at SG. Gritty defense on guys like Wade and Rose sparing the starters.
I like JON to keep getting better and being a 14 PER guy who can defend the rim, make high % shots, and block 2 shots in 16-20 minutes.
and I like KG as a 24-28 minute guy, rested on MANY back-to-backs in the regular season, and having his legs. No 28-18's are expected but no 8 and 5's either. Solid 30-32 minute, 14-11's in the playoffs each game
is all we'd want.
That simply leaves a BIG HOLE for a big man who can play 32-34 minutes and get us 14-16 points, 8-9 boards and 1-2 blocks. His name is not Kristic. Perk wa snot even that guy.
I think the best name so far has been Chris Kaman, whose 1 year contract won't ruin cap space and a guy who doesn't fit into the Clippers future plans. Who knows if we can sign and trade BBD and Krstic but I think them and a pick is fair value. Avery may be needed to make it a no-brainer for the Clips.