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Which Veteran Big Man would you want to see in Green

Marc Gasol
1 (2.5%)
LaMarcus Aldrige
2 (5%)
Kevin Love
0 (0%)
Blake Griffin
7 (17.5%)
DeMarcus Cousins
0 (0%)
Andre Drummond
2 (5%)
Serge Ibaka
2 (5%)
Nicola Vucevic
2 (5%)
Mason Plumlee
1 (2.5%)
Dwight Howard(lets say that he re-sparks his career and is producing at a decent level)
0 (0%)
Kelly Olynyk
2 (5%)
Other, say in comments
5 (12.5%)
Clint Capela (added)
2 (5%)
Robert Williams III(added)
2 (5%)
Myles Turner(added)
7 (17.5%)
None of the options(added)
5 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 38

Author Topic: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top  (Read 1592 times)

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Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2019, 04:57:27 PM »

Offline celticsclay

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None of the above would put us over the top.

I mean in a hypo world here if we got Tatum, walker, brown and griffin we are not potentially a championship team? Griffin was really really good last year, I think second team all nba 

Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2019, 05:33:13 PM »

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None of the above would put us over the top.

I mean in a hypo world here if we got Tatum, walker, brown and griffin we are not potentially a championship team? Griffin was really really good last year, I think second team all nba

We'd be good, but we'd still be woefully lacking in interior defense, and we'd still have the same issues with shot distribution.  (3rd Team All-NBA, btw.)
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Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2019, 05:35:47 PM »

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Our primary need as a big man is defense. That's what we will miss most from Horford, which is why I voted for Capella.

Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2019, 06:10:16 PM »

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None of the above would put us over the top.

I mean in a hypo world here if we got Tatum, walker, brown and griffin we are not potentially a championship team? Griffin was really really good last year, I think second team all nba

We'd be good, but we'd still be woefully lacking in interior defense, and we'd still have the same issues with shot distribution.  (3rd Team All-NBA, btw.)

I think if you have enough playmakers and inside out scoring the interior defense matters a lot less than it used to. In this fantasy scenario we would have three pretty reasonable all star candidates in Blake, walker and hopefully Tatum. We have smart for perimeter defense and Blake is a really good passing big men. We would do ok on the Boards between kanter and Blake. I think that team could definitely win the championship

Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2019, 10:23:49 PM »

Offline mr. dee

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Gasol could be available if Raptors plummet and decides to tank. But I doubt that happens because even without Kawhi, they were still quite formidable team, unless we see Lowry, Gasol and Ibaka regress to the mean.

Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2019, 11:33:56 AM »

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None of the above would put us over the top.

Also should have been an option from the start.
I think if we somehow add the combo of gasol and Ibaka while keeping the core 6 . That will take us over the top in the east and maybe more ... highly unlikely but let’s say that Toronto buys them out then our rotation becomes :

Pg - Kemba / smart
SG - brown / smart
SF - Tatum / Hayward
PF - ibaka / Hayward
C- gasol / Kanter  ...

Edwards and semi for occasional matchups....
I think this is as good as we can hope we get and just the right rotation depth for the playoffs

Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2019, 11:43:55 AM »

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I voted Drummond. No idea how weíll land him (salary-wise) and I donít think heís available... but if we can roll out a lineup of:

Kemba
Smart
Tatum
Hayward
Drummond

I like our chances. Salaries donít work but essentially Iíd trade Brown for Drummond and Detroitís unprotected (or top3 protected) 1st.
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Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2019, 02:31:30 PM »

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Re: Poll: Veteran big to put the 2020 Celtics over the top
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2019, 03:55:53 PM »

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James Wiseman in the draft. It might be difficult to trade up and grab him, but not impossible.

With how this team is set up, I'd rather draft a rookie with all star upside than trading for a veteran. If we traded for a veteran it would cost Brown, Smart, or Hayward to match salaries.
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