Re: Trading Defense for Offense is wrong for these Celtics
posted at 3/3/2011 5:07 PM EST
In Response to Trading Defense for Offense is wrong for these Celtics
[QUOTE]But since that is what Danny has done, here's my thoughts... Jeff Green should have the same plays as Pierce. Nenad should have the same plays as K.G. Troy should run the plays we had for Sheed also K.G. Pavlov's dog should run Ray Allen's plays.
Posted by DaCeltics[/QUOTE]
Step 1 - do I have brown eyes?
Step 2 - if I answer yes to step 1, check to see where head is located
Step 3 - is head in bum?
Step 4 - if yes, pull head out......
The Cs scored 79 points in game 7 last year and two thirds of the league scores more than them. When the Cs play a good defensive team the offense is terrible, stagnant, and it points to Rondo but that is another story.
Last time they played the Bulls 70 points, last time they played the Lakers less than 90, last couple of times they played the Heat less than 90. The only time that I can remember them playing a team that I would consider a contender and they scored more than a 100 was Dallas.
The team has traditionally played 3 against 5 with Perk and Rondo in the starting 5 and the explanation has been that they don't need them to score as long as they play their roles, well unless of course you score 79 points and lose a title.
It was imperative to add some scoring especially since Rondo has done absolutely nothing to improve his scoring ability.
When they brought the big 3 together everyone said other teams will have "to pick their poison", the reality of it is they didn't need to guard two of the starting 5 and it took Posey, House, and PJ Brown to keep them close in a lot of games in the playoffs.
The point guard cannot be on the floor in the 4th quarter and D West would have solved that problem but he has not been able to stay healthy.
As they progress through the rest of the season and into the playoffs there will actually be a scorer off the bench (Green) and a starting center or two that can actually participate in the offense (Shaq and Krstic).