Re: The negativity here totally blows
posted at 12/14/2011 10:00 AM EST
In Response to Re: The negativity here totally blows
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: The negativity here totally blows : Karl, I would agree that they are worse than last year's team "on paper". But, last year's team never really was together. Shaq was out. JON was out. West was out. BBD spaced out on us at the end of the season. Wafer was hurt and then got no playing time. Green was new and before he got here, Perk was out. So, they looked like a good roster but in reality, they were almost never on the floor! So, compare this year's roster to the players who ACTUALLY PLAYED last year (KG, Ray, Paul, BBD, Rondo, Sasha, Arroyo, Murphy, Wafer, a little bit of West and Green). Well, KG, Rondo, Paul, Ray are the same players as in May. Green is likely going to be better. From there, I actually think its an upgrade. What's your opinion as you look at it including the injury time?
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I cant agree that KG, Ray & PP will be the same players they were in May, which by the way was very inconsistent. At their respective ages, time takes away. Its not like they are 27 and we should expect the same as last year at a minimum. I feel the opposite applies.
OF the remaining ( and lets use the players that actually got decent playing time)... lets call BBS/Bass a wash, even though many feel more strongly in both directions.... additionally replaced West with Dooling West, got back if anything a just as good Quis if we're lucky, and picked up some more journeyman/fillin type players to replace the same. Shaq is gone. Green should be better... Rondo, who knows how he deals with all the trade issues.
I dont see the improvement. I dont see one clear upgrade except perhaps Green. Everything else on the roster appears to be the same at best, but likely down a notch.
Add to that all the back-2-backs for the oldtimers and no backup center for sure-to-be injured JO, who can only be good for how many minutes?
Wish I could agree with you on this.