I love Faried, but I don't think he's the answer to our problems. He's not enough of a defender (at least from what I've seen). A guy like McGee would be better for us.
Greg Smith had 20 points last night, most of them layups. Our interior D when KG is out is terrible. Even when he's in, it would be nice to have someone help shoulder the load and match-up against the bigger centers in the league.
He is a taller Avery Bradley energy guy. ....these energy guys are what the C's are lacking....KG can't be everything all the time .
Thats why I'm not a huge Gortat fan, good player with average at best energy.
Verejao would completey change the Celtics. Everbodies energy would increase , same as when Bradley plays.
Gortat would PLAY DOWN to the low energy of the rest of the team. I think Pau Gasol is a better player still than Gortat. I'm for A. Verajao, he plays hard EVERY minute from start to finish , he never slacks off no matter the score or situation. This is what the Celtics lack. A Noah type of player.
Faried , would help, but he is not the 7 ft intimidator to protect other teams from slaughtering the Celtics in the paint from EVERY direction when KG sits.