I am glad they are playing better, but I still want them to make a move when they can to improve the big man rotation on this team.
The reason is still the same, Celtics are not getting past a healthy Heats team if they have to play small against them.
I endorse this post 100 percent.
The thing is; To expose the heat's weakness inside you need a good, mobile energy big that does lots of rebounding on both ends. The only guy that fits that mold and is apparently open to offers is varejao and that is just about it.
There is no point in trading young assets for a middle of the road big like gortat just to have him exposed by the heat's smallball anyway. May aswell keep the young-uns.
Completely disagree. Gortat would also make a difference improving the Celtics chance.
This isn't about improving the Celtics chance. This is about giving the Celtics a REALLY good shot. Sure you can trade away the rookies for Gortat and the team gets better. Good enough to beat the heat in a 7 game series though?
Sullinger could very well be an elite rebounder in this league. Avery is already an elite defender. Its got to be worth the gamble.
This isn't even bringing to light that Gortat is completely unproven in playoffs basketball.
Varejao on the other hand is one of those super high energy guys that have proven to give the heat fits over the past couple of seasons. A perfect candidate to give the Celtics a real shot at it.