Re: Trade Talk
posted at 12/22/2012 6:32 PM EST
In response to Eldunker's comment:
I think we unanamously agre that we need a big man NOW. The names most discussed are Amare, Gasol and Gortat.
Amare would be one step forward, two steps back. We don't need yet another oft injured big man that can't rebound. I would rather not make any move than give up something of value to acquire him.
Gasol has some value and would help, but again, he we need toughness and he is not able to bring it every night. So he is one step forward and one step back. Why bother.
Gortat would be a big step forward in the right direction. A tough player who can reound, score and play effecive D against elite centers.
However, NO team is going to trade a good man for fillers in our trash bin. We will need more attractive trade bait to acquire a legit Big, like Gortat...and like it or not, Rondo is the only player that other teams will want. I believe without hesitation that a good man is more valuable than Rondo.
In the trade deal, we also need a scorer preferabley at SG and/or PF.
I would group the following as available for "trade" and "keep" piles as follows:
Available for trade: Rondo, Bass, Terry, Collins, Wilcox, Barbosa, and Sully (reluctantly).
Do not trade: Bradley, Lee (what an awesome defensive front that would be), Green, Pierce, Garnett, Joeseph (has big upside potential) and Melo (got to see if he develops into a serviceable big)
I beg to disagree regarding Gasol. Gasol brings low post scoring, shot-blocking and rebounding which the Celtics severely lack. At 7"1, he does not need to be rugged. He is not properly utilized by the Lakers, hence his poor performances lately. A frontline of Gasol at center (his natural position) and KG at power forward is formidable. The main concern with Gasol is his expensive contract. Trading Green, Lee and some other pieces could probably get the deal done.