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Pick, You Are On The Clock

Tony Battie, 6’11’, 37 Years Old
4 (1.7%)
Craig Brackins (Played SL With Celtics), 6’10", 26 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Eddy Curry, 7’0", 30 Years Old
5 (2.1%)
Kyrylo Fesenko, 7’1", 26 Years Old
12 (5%)
Brian Cook, 6’9’, 32 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Donte Greene, 6’11’, (Soon To Be) 25 Years Old
7 (2.9%)
Jamal Magloire, 6’11’, (Soon To Be) 35 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Ben Wallace, 6’9’, 38 Years Old
8 (3.3%)
Troy Murphy (Former Celtics), 6’11’, (Soon To Be) 33 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
DJ White, 6’9’, 26 Years Old
5 (2.1%)
Shawne Williams, 6’9’, (Soon To Be) 27 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Shelden Williams (Former Celtics), 6’9’, 29 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Jerome Jordan, 7’0’, 26 Years Old
8 (3.3%)
Arinze Onuaku, 6’9’, 25 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Tim Ohlbrecht, 6’11’, 24 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Michael Finley 6'7, 36 Years Old
4 (1.7%)
Hassan Whiteside, 7’0’, (Soon To Be) 24 Years Old
13 (5.4%)
Henry Sims, 7’0’, (Soon To Be) 23 Years Old
5 (2.1%)
Vernon Macklin, 6’10", 26 Yearrs Old
1 (0.4%)
Rick Jackson, 6’9’, (Soon To Be) 24 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
James Mays, 6’9’, (Soon To Be) 27 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Hakim Warrick 6'9, 30 Years Old
7 (2.9%)
Hamed Haddadi 7'2, 27 Years Old
6 (2.5%)
Yi Jianlian 7'0, 25 Years Old
14 (5.8%)
Louis Admundson 6'9, 30 Years Old
4 (1.7%)
Mehmet Okur 6'11, 33 Years Old
8 (3.3%)
Darko Milicic 7'0, 27 Years Old
16 (6.6%)
Fransisco Elson 7'0, 36 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Erick Dampier 6'11, 37 Years Old
4 (1.7%)
Josh Harrellson 6'10, 23 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Solomon Alabi 7'1, 24 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Brian Skinner 6'9, 36 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Hamady N'Diaye 7'0, 25 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Solomon Jones 6'10, 28 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Earl Barron 7'0, 31 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Garret Siler 6'11, 26 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
David Andersen 6'11, 32 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Jaron Collins 6'11, 34 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Alexis Ajinca 7'2, 24 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Leon Powe 6'8, 28 Years Old
5 (2.1%)
Jon Leuer 6'10, 23 Years Old
4 (1.7%)
Josh Powell 6'9, 29 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Pops Mensah-Bunso 6'9, 29 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Jeff Adrien 6'7, 26 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Anthony Tolliver 6'9, 27 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Derrick Caracter 6'9, 24 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Juwan Howard 6'9, 39 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Ike Diogu 6'9, 29 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Brian Cardinal 6'8, 35 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Malik Allen 6'10, 34 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Darnell Jackson 6'9, 27 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Andres Nocioni 6'7, 33 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Dominic McGuire 6'9, 27 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Renaldo Balkman 6'8, 28 Years Old
3 (1.2%)
Ryan Gomes 6'7, 30 Years Old
2 (0.8%)
Earl Clark 6'10, 25 Years Old
5 (2.1%)
Mike Harris 6'6, 29 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Felipe Reyes 6'7, 32 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Mirsad Turkcan 6'9, 22 Years Old
1 (0.4%)
Marcus Slaughter 6'9, 27 Years Old
0 (0%)
Nikola Mirotić 6'10, 28 Years Old
0 (0%)
Mirza Begic 7'3/7'1, 28 Years Old
0 (0%)
Timofey Mozgov 7'1 26 Years Old (Buy Out)
6 (2.5%)
Samuel Dalembert 6'11, 21 Years Old (Buy Out)
2 (0.8%)
Marcin Gortat 6'11, 29 Years Old (Buy Out)
4 (1.7%)
Anthony Radolph 6'11, 23 Years Old (Buy Out)
1 (0.4%)
Chris Kaman 7'0, 30 Years Old (Buy Out)
4 (1.7%)
Brendan Haywood 7'0, 33 Years Old (Buy Out)
2 (0.8%)
J.J. Hickson 6'9, 24 Years Old (Buy Out)
5 (2.1%)
Ian Mahinmi 6'11, 26 Years Old (Buy Out)
2 (0.8%)
Drew Gooden 6'10, 31 Years Old (Buy Out)
1 (0.4%)

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Offline danglertx

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Obviously if Okur and Darko are options I'd go with them first. 

After that, as I've said in other threads, I'd go Whiteside.  Leads the D-League in blocks and rebounds per 48, 7th in fg%, I've actually seen him play this year and when he was on the floor he totally changed the game, young, athletic, and actually a 7ft guy with long arms.

I don't care how bad a dufus he is, he can blocks shots by standing still and holding his arms up.

He also has never been on a good team with good role models.  I think he is definitely worth the risk.  We won't find someone with more skills and potential than Whiteside.

I definitely don't want another 6'9"ish center.  We need someone who can keep opposing guards and forwards from thinking they have a clear path to the basket.  If the guy can also rebound it is a big plus.

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I definitely don't want another 6'9"ish center.  We need someone who can keep opposing guards and forwards from thinking they have a clear path to the basket.  If the guy can also rebound it is a big plus.

What if the best rebounder/shot blocker available was 6'9"?
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I rather bring back scal lol
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Offline danglertx

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I definitely don't want another 6'9"ish center.  We need someone who can keep opposing guards and forwards from thinking they have a clear path to the basket.  If the guy can also rebound it is a big plus.

What if the best rebounder/shot blocker available was 6'9"?

Unless the guy can jump and touch the top of the backboard, I think that is highly unlikely.

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Henry Sims
Eddy Curry
Ben Wallace
Okur
Haddadi
Fesenko

Why is Earl Clark on the list?

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I definitely don't want another 6'9"ish center.  We need someone who can keep opposing guards and forwards from thinking they have a clear path to the basket.  If the guy can also rebound it is a big plus.

What if the best rebounder/shot blocker available was 6'9"?

Unless the guy can jump and touch the top of the backboard, I think that is highly unlikely.

Considering that Lou Amundson is 6'9", there's a decent chance it is true or close to true.
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Fascinating list.
I picked Collins so we could save on jersey costs (don't we already have Collins jerseys?). And Balkman cuz I've always liked him. He'll help us get past the Knicks.
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Offline danglertx

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I definitely don't want another 6'9"ish center.  We need someone who can keep opposing guards and forwards from thinking they have a clear path to the basket.  If the guy can also rebound it is a big plus.

What if the best rebounder/shot blocker available was 6'9"?

Unless the guy can jump and touch the top of the backboard, I think that is highly unlikely.

Considering that Lou Amundson is 6'9", there's a decent chance it is true or close to true.

If you are serious, we have totally different recollections about Lou Amundson and his rebounding and block shot abilities.

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I rather bring back scal lol

Seriously, why not?  Let do in game interviews from the bench while in uniform.

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If you are serious, we have totally different recollections about Lou Amundson and his rebounding and block shot abilities.

Just going off his stats.  He has a better total rebounding percentage than any Celtic not named Sullinger.  He has a higher block percentage than any Celtic not named Melo (who has a tiny sample size).

To give you an idea, his trb% and block% this season are roughly equal to what Al Jefferson is doing.
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I rather bring back scal lol

Seriously, why not?  Let do in game interviews from the bench while in uniform.

If Scal can get into game shape, I'd seriously consider him. Would love him to match-up with Amare and Bosh, who are pretty much my main concerns during the playoffs.

Offline sofutomygaha

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That is quite a list.

I'd rather have any of those buyout guys than any of the free agents. I think Henry Sims is interesting, though.

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Just going off his stats.  He has a better total rebounding percentage than any Celtic not named Sullinger.  He has a higher block percentage than any Celtic not named Melo (who has a tiny sample size).

To give you an idea, his trb% and block% this season are roughly equal to what Al Jefferson is doing.

I can't find where Amundson is even playing. His stats on NBA.com stop in 2010 and he isn't in the D-League.  While I think Jefferson is an OK rebounder, he has never been one to block shots. 

It is hard to compare with players who haven't been able to get as much playing time, but if you compare Amundson to someone I like, Whiteside and his small sample size in the NBA or his larger D-League stats, he blows Amundson away in per 48min stats.  Double the blocks and almost 4 more rebounds.

Just going with the eye test though, I don't think it is close and I have no idea where Amundson has been playing the last two years.

This is his line last night.

Date    Opponent    Result    min    fgm-a    3pm-a    ftm-a    off    def    reb    ast    stl    blk    to    pf    pts
Feb 22    vs. TEX    L 91 - 119    29    6-9    0-0    1-2    5    10    15    0    0    4    2    2    13

In 29 minutes he got 15 rebounds, 4 blks, and went 6-9 from the floor.  That is just what we need, rebound, blocks and efficient scoring. 
« Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 06:14:56 PM by danglertx »

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I can't find where Amundson is even playing. His stats on NBA.com stop in 2010 and he isn't in the D-League.  While I think Jefferson is an OK rebounder, he has never been one to block shots. 

Amundson played with Indiana last season, with a solid contribution in the playoffs.  He was with Minnesota this season, where his already poor offense completely cratered.

Al Jefferson has finished in the top ten before in both rebounds and blocks per game.  He's not some dazzling, athletic shot-blocker who makes highlight reels, but he blocks more shots than KG has during his time in Boston.  Jefferson is still not a good defender, though.  If you care about defense, a shorter big who is not much of a shot-blocker is probably a better choice.
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