Re: Should C's Sign Shaq? Poll
posted at 7/27/2010 4:44 PM EDT
In Response to Should C's Sign Shaq? Poll
We had a nice poll going on whether to sign Shaq or not. We had over 30 votes, I think and a nice string of posts. I'ts gone. Does anyone know what happened to it or why? Well, we can try again. Should the C's Sign Shaq if they can and will he he fit in and help?
Posted by RajonRondowski
I believe the C's should do it. Shaq was told 3 years ago that he was not able to run and perform at a high level when he was in Miami, so they shipped him off to Phoenix ridding themselves (Miami) of his 2 year/40 Mil contract. People weren't so skeptical of his arrival in Phoenix, but he finished the season averaging 14/9 and he was 36 (07-08). The following year he averaged 18/8 (08-09). He had these #'s in Phoenix's Run & Gun Style Offense. We were not able to see the big fella play his full potential in Cleveland due the thumb injury he received dur to Baby's hack earlier in the year. So it's unfortunate that the most recent activity that you can use of the big fella is from the playoffs this past year.
My point is this....He can run the fast break, as proven in Phoenix with Steve Nash & Co., and the attention that he would receive from double teams would open the lane for Rondo, PP, RA, even Nate to drive to the bucket or drive and kick to the available shooter (i.e., RA, Nate, PP, maybe T-Mac or Eddie House). The half court offense would suit him if he were coming off the bench, and I imagine Doc running the plays through him so that the ball could move around with more fluidity, i.e., Ball goes to the post, he backs down and kicks to RA, Nate, or slashing cutters all day to the basket! I use this example as RA was used alot with the second unit last season. He fits the MOLD and IDENTITY of the C's, age, wear & tear, heart, hustle, and exhibits a championship mentality.
I see Sheed coming back for one more go around...with that being said, Shaq signs for the VT, and we will be stacked with bigs for the upcoming season, so hopefully I can say "Welcome To Boston Big Leprechaun!" Holla