June 26, 2008

Celtics: Pickers can't be choosers

NBA draft is tonight boy!
The question remaining after the Championship haze we have all been in is...What do the C's need? The short answer is youth. Many of the experts are picking the C's to go big with PF or C's like Roy Hibbert (Eric Montross? Who I may now erase from memory banks) who may slid down to the C's. I don't think he would be there, but we already have Perk as our slow defensive force and Leon can play that back-up center who can bang inside in the East. Why draft another Perk? I see a bigger hole to fill with Ray Ray at the SG or with back-up PG's. Ray had a great year coming off jacked up ankles which didn't bother him noticeably. You gotta wonder though when does his tank begin to run dry. Now I know he is a hard worker, but retirement has to be on his mind at some point with a ring on his finger. (I can't wait for the rings are they going to be like RunDMC five finger pieces or what!) I know we have Tony Allen, but he is about as reliable as Fema at a Tornado/Hurricane orgy. Posey and Eddie house are both on the market and you have to think someone will dump big bucks on them unless the C's overpay. Let's face it Sam Cassell was a great team player, he never took a selfish shot, and he definetly didn't look like a damn X-Files character, but he's gone. So it may be time to look at a roll playing hybrid guard.

If Posey doesn't come back which is option 1A then option 1B has to be to get someone who can D it up and shoot the tre. People are saying it isn't a deep draft, but that doesn't mean you can't find roll players which the C's just happen to be in need of. It seems Danny is always looking for the best basketball player and seldom goes for the freak of nature (Gerald Green). I see him taking a SG with the 3oth pick even though he has stated on WEEI that he would like to re-sign Posey.

Over at Red's Army (must read for any Celtics fan). They are liking the Hoya Hibbert, but I don't think he can fall that far someone will take an early swipe at him for sure. Here are some other Mock Draft picks, From "The Experts".
"Here’s a list of several mock drafts and the player slated for the Celtics:
ESPN / RealGM /NBC - Courtney Lee - SG/Western Kentucky
SI - Roy Hibbert - C/Georgetown
NBA Draft.net /Yahoo - JJ Hickson - PF/NC. State
HoopsWorld / CBS - Devon Hardin - PF/Cal
Sporting News - Trent Plaisted - PF/C - BYU
Inside Hoops - Richard Hendrix - PF - Alabama
Of all those players, Hibbert is the only one I’ve seen play. I know his stock has dropped dramatically since last year’s draft, but I would love the C’s to select this Hoya." -

Now these are some interesting picks, because I've barely heard of any of these dudes. Sounds like a little overthinking. Now if I'm sitting at 30 and I see anyone from the Memphis or Kansas squad wouldn't I have to take a shot at them?
Another lond shot is Brandon Rush. Rush sticks out at me as a perfect NBA roll player. A guy who can be a star, but is very comfortable playing his roll. He d's it up and is an almost Truth'ish in his ability to take it to the hoop. I mean the guy has the credentials and certainly go it done in college. But, that is probably just a dream and it would take a trade by the C's who I don't think are willing to go anywhere near the top 15 as far as budgets go.

Chad Ford is picking this dude??? Now I know the game is expanding and the world is flat but comon would the C's need another white guy to sit on the bench when we still have Scal and Planet Pollard to waive the towels. I'm just not so big on the Euro's. (Sorry Dino).

I have heard the C's want to make a bigger effort on the free agent market.
I could see a Chris Duhon, Doc would be all over this type of guy, and I would think he would fit in just right talent, chemistry, and salary wise for what hole Danny needs to fill. DeSagana Diop is an option by virtue of a great name alone. You could always take some scraps from the Spurs who have gotten it done with Duncan and roll players like: Brent Barry , Michael Finley , Robert Horry , Kurt Thomas all up for free agency . I would imagine they all would come with some hefty veteran price tags, but they have all been to the mountain top.

Or the C's could just take someone from the proverbial buffet table:
FREE AGENT SG's: Gerald Green (Dee Brown Jr.), Dahntay Jones, Julius Hodge (Wasn't this guy a top 5 player at NC State?), Luke Jackson (wasn't he the next Nash?), Keith Langford, Tarence Kinsey, Allan Ray (would love to see him back), James White, Desmon Farmer, David Wesley (ahh the Glory Days), Richie Frahm, Qyntel Woods, Dajuan Wagner, Dion Glover, Penny Hardaway ("A dollah fifty? Good Lahd that's alot of Money!
, Doug Christie (whipped).

Here are the FREE AGENT PG's: Troy Hudson (did K.G. like him? he seems like an eddie house type scorer) , Andre Barrett, Gary Payton, Randy Livingston, Orien Greene, Eddie Gill, Guillermo Diaz, Darius Washington, Dee Brown (Come back Dee!), Jay Williams (the dirt bike kid), Corey Williams, Frank Williams, Gerry McNamara (G-MAC), Yuta Tabuse, Mateen Cleaves, Troy Bell

So I guess the Celtics just need to sit back and wait and see at 30 and 60. Personally I would trade the pick if you couldn't get a quality 2 guard or back-up point guard. But, what does any of this matter anyway in a few hours it will all be over and what will we be left with? A whole lotta nothing. As a wise man once said...
"You can shit in one hand and wish in the other and see which one fills up quicker!" - Gumpy Old Men

Green 17, 18, 19, etc.....

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