The problem isn't KG.
KG is big enough to be the Celtics C. He is talented enough to be the Celtics PF.
The issue are the other BIG MEN. They all have uses, but none of them can protect the lane.
And when two of them (or when one of them and Green) are out there, the defense falls apart. Against good teams in the playoffs, it can be devastating. It puts to much pressure on KG building lead.
Thank you, this is basically my point. It is devastating and we need to make adjustments by way of trade or rotation change to overcome this. I just dont see a combination of our current bigs or smalls that doesnt include KG being on the floor having the ability to compete with the upper tier teams on a nightly basis.
I know we just beat OKC, but that was a rare exception resulting from a big game by Jeff Green and some uncharacteristic timely jump shooting. We cannot IMO expect this result every nite.
It would help a great deal if we played better perimeter defense (Bradley) and Jeff showed some consistency. We were still outrebounded and without the jumpers/3pters falling we would have likely been toast.
We gotta get back to attacking the basket, rebounding and playing better perimeter D.