Re: Shaq vs Kwame
posted at 7/31/2010 11:49 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Shaq vs Kwame
[QUOTE]I seen these two guys up and personal being a Laker fan. At this stage in their careers Kwame might be the better fit for the Celtics. Why? First, if you limit Kwame to just defense and rebounding and forget about offense, in a very structured, limited role he can help Boston. Last season Boston's achilles' was the inability to rebound, especially on the offensive end. Second, Kwame has no ego. He just goes with the program. Yes, his hands are small, fumbles the ball a lot, and can never be counted on to score with a limited b- ball I.Q. But he can run the floor, is stronger than an ox, and doesn't demand touches. Shaq, on the other hand, is ego-driven, has never been able to play defense (pic-n-role the guy to death), can't rebound, horrible free throw shooter (so is Kwame), and will cause the offense to stall. And if Shaq is put on the bench, he'll be resentful, angry, and verbally lash out at times. Not a good locker-room guy. Do you think that if James wanted Shaq in Miami that Riley would not have accommodated him? It's because of the baggage Shaq brings to the table. As picky as you Boston fans are, both these guys have issues.
Posted by rsalas67m[/QUOTE]
I didn't know Kwame could play. If he can run and bang, then by all means get him. All we need is Greg Kite, not points. I thought he was a dog, but admit I haven't seen him much past his rookie year.
Shaq is attractive because no one is tougher, not even Perk. If he can still rebound, we can run. Rondo's off to the races and Shaq can hang back and rest.
In the half court he gives you an inside option not available from Perk. I don't see him playing Celtic D, but IF he can rebound we'll take it.