Re: Sully is Our Kevin Love
posted at 1/11/2013 1:07 PM EST
In response to concord27's comment:
In response to R9R's comment:
People do get carried away with the comparisons. Jackie McM almost, almost made the Sullinger = Barkley comparison yesterday on the air.
Its looking more and more that our team will remain as is. I think Danny & Doc really like our team and think we haven't yet reached out potential. I bet Danny involves only Bass, Lee, future draft picks, and a Wilcox/Collins in a trade to get a decent big. I don't see him touching Bradley, Rondo, or Sullinger unless the offering is ridiculous. Even Melo.
IF Melo really develops, a frontcourt of Melo & Sullinger could bring a bright future if they both turn into double-double machines, espcially if Sully's ppg gets closer to 20. Of course, that team would either need Rondo to take that final step to superstar OR Green & Bradley into stars. (I'm thinking for the 2014-15 season on a KG, PP, and JET -less team)
I think you have it right. Can we get decent big man with Bass or Lee? The only area I am less sure of is Melo. Who I would trade if what we get can elevate us for the next two seasons. Melo is very far from being able to contribute in anyway on offense at this time.
Its fun to speculate, but what Danny is really thinking about is a championship this year and a replacement for KG for next year or 2014. If we package Melo into a trade for Gortat, do people really believe that Gortat would be anything more than that little extra for a possible finals trip this year?
Ya'll can dispute, but I see Melo turning into a McGee-like player next year someone who plays w/ minutes, still is visibly RAW, but gaining interest from arond the league. After a full NBA season, I see the potential for Melo to take a big step in 2014. By big step, I mean dominate the block stat, get rebounds, consistently score a few ppg in the paint (like 10).
I may be in the clouds, but I really think that a frontcourt comprised of a wide-body, high IQ, smart rebounder, good scorer, large PF (Sullinger) and a tall 7+ footer with good feet, a knack for rim protection/blocks, length and agility could be a super combo.