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Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2013, 04:30:00 PM »

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I think it would help tremendously.  Having either a consistent slasher or a true post player would transform this offense, as it would get more open looks for everybody.

Even having another consistent shooter, who teams had to really pay attention to, would help. 

Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2013, 06:45:24 PM »

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I think it would help tremendously.  Having either a consistent slasher or a true post player would transform this offense, as it would get more open looks for everybody.
A consistent shooter from 16 feet and out will help even more (looking at you, Bass and Terry). But none of this will actually win us basketball games if we keep coughing up easy buckets.
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Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2013, 07:12:55 PM »

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If  Rondo can become a better shooter might help

Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2013, 07:29:39 PM »

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It would be huge but it's very hard to see them being able to acquire such a player in the immediate sense (established player vs prospect) without giving up Rondo.

Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2013, 08:15:12 PM »

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If  Rondo can become a better shooter might help
He has become a better shooter. It hasn't really helped.
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Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2013, 08:32:12 PM »

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If  Rondo can become a better shooter might help
He has become a better shooter. It hasn't really helped.

Because the D is always going to let Rondo shoot the jumper rather than drive to the hole.

Now, if Rondo could become a 20+PPG player with a jumpshot that you'd have to respect, that would have a huge effect on our team.

Of course, I also would like a million dollars.
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Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2013, 09:43:32 PM »

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If  Rondo can become a better shooter might help
He has become a better shooter. It hasn't really helped.

Because the D is always going to let Rondo shoot the jumper rather than drive to the hole.

Now, if Rondo could become a 20+PPG player with a jumpshot that you'd have to respect, that would have a huge effect on our team.

Of course, I also would like a million dollars.
Actually mostly because Rondo's defender is outside of the paint anyhow, regardless of how much off he's sagging.

You can only open up the paint for driving by having a big man who is a reliable perimeter threat (i.e. you can't zone off of him when he's out of the paint). Collins doesn't fit the bill, and Bass hasn't performed. Hence the abysmal results.
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Re: How much do the Celtics need someone who can draw the defense?
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2013, 09:46:58 PM »

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I'll take your word for it--haven't had regular TV access since early December.

Luckily for me, that means the last C's game I watched was our Brooklyn Beatdown on Xmas.
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