Re: When KG Sits, Cs Struggle
posted at 11/5/2012 10:29 PM EST
In response to susan250's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
I would much rather trade for Varejao, with Bass, Melo and 2 picks or Lee, Sully and 1 pick...
but if Cleveland never bites on that and we have Avery and Sully chomping at the bit for mins, trading Lee, Bass, Melo and 1 or 2 picks for Big Al would be a solid move.
You'd just worry that it would be hard to change styles and incorporate his back to the basket game in mid-season after we spend these next two months establishing a style and identity with Lee and Bass as big minute guys in a more uptempo offense.
You convinced me that Al Jefferson may be a good addition to the Celtics. Although, making a late season trade definitely takes some times to develop team chemistry.
You'd want it ton be a mid-Jan trade, not a late Feb one...
It just depends a lot on the direction of the team... if we are clicking and in the race for the 1-3 seed with Lee and Bass really adapting to bench roles and making our depth the thing that keeps us rolling for all 48 mins with no foor off the gas then you'd think long and hard about nor doing it.
If we are middling around a 4-6 seed with like a 20-15 record and in need of one more frontline player to boost us back into contender range then its probably a great gamble. Al is not going to be a 15m per year guy on next years FA market... but he will be out of our MLE price range for sure...
So it sets us up for a Jefferson-Sully-Green-Avery-Rondo core after KG/PP are gone... which you can go to war with against anyone in the East considering that is younger than any core currently assembled except for Rose (3 yrs younger than Rondo) Deng (1 yr older than Green) and Noah (same age as Al). But the Bulls don't have Avery/Sully type young talent.