Doc !!!! Free Darko ...wouldn't he be useful againt BIG AL ??
That will actually be interesting to watch. If there ever were a game for either Darko or Collins to make an appearance, this could be it. Not only for Big Al, but also Kanter.
Just thinking the same thing. Seems if DArko is healthy m this might be a chance to see him and Collins work.
Seems to me... as built now , the Celtics need to defend the rim on defense and push the ball inside on offense.
Just Wilcox's size has made a Huge diff , as KG sits , I convinced small ball is totally wrong for this team.
I'm for TREE ball , not small.
Just joining the chorus, here: Ditto all that folks have been saying here.
The +/- numbers are still small (young season) but so far they totally back this up.
Of our various 5-man combinations, without Wilcox, our top NINE lineups all would include Garnett. In other words, the drop-off when sending KG to the bench was to put our 10th worst 5-man combination on the floor.
With, Wilcox, we have non-KG lineups as our 2nd, 4th & 9th best lineups.
In particular, our (currently) #2 lineup also lets Pierce rest: Rondo, Terry, Green, Bass & Wilcox - so far that lineup is +12.
Now, those facts are all based on 'total' +/- and are not normalized by possession or per minute. So take them with a big grain of salt. It's still too early and none of the stat sites are posting normalized efficiency numbers yet.
But the fact is, that without Wilcox, our non-KG units have sucked horribly. With him, they've gotten new life!