Re: Who Has the Better Big Three, Boston or Miami?
posted at 8/10/2010 12:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Who Has the Better Big Three, Boston or Miami?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who Has the Better Big Three, Boston or Miami? : i seriously have no idea how you can say miami doesnt have perimeter shooting when wade has improved drastically from the outside, lebron is lebron, and the additions of eddie house and mike miller also, the heat's roster as is, has some rings in there and guys who have been deep into the playoffs...this team has as much killer instinct as a team could have for a franchise that won a title only 4 years ago also...look at the stats bosh put up on the celtics last year...tell me again that KG has a huge advantage over bosh...or tell yourself because its simply not true...4-5 years ago...ok, maybe you have a point...not anymore and come on...did you happen to see how awful jermaine was last year? the guy is a shell of himself...same could be said for shaq...sure they will get some points and rebounds but dont expect them to be pushing alot of people around and as for the bench...its even...maybe a slight edge to the celtics...but when considering 2 of the 3 best players in the league are starters...i can deal with a bench consisting of the likes of james jones, haslem, miller, arroyo, magloire, big Z...heck that bench is better than some other teams right now
Posted by Jimmy42Jack0[/QUOTE]
3 pt shooting:
Dwayne Wade 09-10 3 pt%: 30.0% ... 128th in the NBA
Lebron James 09-10 3 pt%: 33.3% ... 109th in the NBA
Eddie House dropped off last year and he'll get limited minutes
Miller is the only true 3 pt scoring threat at 40% career from the perimeter
LeBron gave up last season and choked the season before
Wade has the killer instinct and that has to resonate in the King and Bosh
Bosh hasn't made it out of the first round of the playoffs, so I don't know what kind of intensity he'll bring to the table yet
KG over Bosh: KG shut down Rashard Lewis in the Orlando series last season and has all the intangibles that Bosh doesn't. I never said he was SO much better, I simply said he had the edge. And Bosh v. the Celtics doesn't compare to Bosh v. KG because KG was held to limited minutes during the season. Bosh played 40 min per to KG's 28 min and he still put up 15.5 pts per game in those limited minutes. Moreover, Bosh was the focal point in the Toronto offense while KG is not Boston's main offensive threat. So of course Bosh's number will be inflated. Expect those stats to go down with Miami while KG's was remain consistent.
Jermaine O'Neal and Shaq:
JON played well during the season. He averaged 14 and 7 in 28 min per. Pretty solid. And Perk shut him down in the playoffs because Perk is a great one on one defender and JON was injured (ankle). I'd say he's a solid pick up. As for shaq, no one's expecting him to be the Shaq of 2000, but he can still defend and pull down boards and score a few points. Either one of these guys can defend and score on the likes of Big Z or Joel Anthony. Be serious.
The Celtics have a solid bench in Shaq, BBD, a healthy Quis, Wafer, and Nate. They can shoot just as well as the Miami bench and they can defend the ball. Miami has a bench that has NO defense and NO size except Big Z who is "a shell of himself and Haslem whom BBD has defended successfully. Yes I agree that the MIA bench is better than most teams in the NBA, but I think the C's have the edge.
So I think my statements are pretty valid.