mainly repeating myself



Josh Ozersky jozersky at optonline.net
Thu Jun 7 09:20:05 CDT 2007


I disagree. He got that contract because he's a wrecker on both ends
of the floor. That team went far in the playoffs, and he had much to
do with it.  Who's better that we're being offered for the fifth pick?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Berry, Mark S" <berrym at BATTELLE.ORG>
To: <celtics at igtc.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: mainly repeating myself


> AK would be a nice addition but not for the fifth pick. He has a terrible 
> contract and had a lousy season. That pick has much more value.
>
> Mark
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: celtics-bounces at igtc.com <celtics-bounces at igtc.com>
> To: The Boston Celtics Mailing List <celtics at igtc.com>
> Sent: Thu Jun 07 09:35:48 2007
> Subject: Re: mainly repeating myself
>
> A somewhat proven veteran player versus a roll of the dice? When healthy 
> he averaged 2-3 blocks a game
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: asterix ninetynine <asterix_9_9 at yahoo.com>
> To: The Boston Celtics Mailing List <celtics at igtc.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:38:08 AM
> Subject: Re: mainly repeating myself
>
>
> Am I missing something here?  Would someone please tell me what AK brings 
> to this team that we need?
>
>  Seems to me he's just another soft on defense tweener with a 10pt a game 
> career average. He plays the same postion as a number of guys on the team. 
> If we really want to add another guy in that spot, I would prefer that we 
> stay put and grab Brewer who can bring some "D".
>
> Steve Ouellette <bosox18 at charter.net> wrote:
>  I think the only place I've heard the Perk rumor is here. This may be its 
> origin and only dwelling place.
>
> Glad to see someone mention Kirilenko though. That may be the most 
> realistic veteran option available. He's not happy in Utah, they're not 
> happy with him, and the Jazz could use the No. 5 to get Brewer, who would 
> fill a need.
>
> Steve O
>
> ---- Phil Maymin
> wrote:
>> I hate the Perk + 5 to Atlanta for 3 rumor, that is just terrible. 
>> Hopefully
>> it's just a smokescreen for the 5+Theo to Atl for #11 and JJ.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>> On 6/6/07, John Lyell wrote:
>> >
>> > I have heard rumors of Perk to Atlanta swapping 3 & 5 and also Chicago
>> > after Yi (could be Horford)and talking with Atlanta & the C's
>> >
>> > If we moved down what would we get from Chicago?
>> >
>> > Can Al play the 5 and we fit in sombody else (Horford?) at the 4?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message ----
>> > From: gene kirkpatrick
>> > To: celtics
>> > Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 8:54:27 AM
>> > Subject: mainly repeating myself
>> >
>> >
>> > Since I'm about to vacate for a few weeks at the beach, I thought I 
>> > would
>> > set forth my opinions on the #5 situation. Essentially, I want to draft
>> > someone. If Ainge pulls off some great trade, that's fine, but I don't
>> > expect it to happen.
>> >
>> > So, the lineup remains the same. Here's the question about Brandan
>> > Wright: could this guy develop into a somewhat lighter Duncan? Don't
>> > scoff, yet. He's 6' 10" and has longer arms, he's money around the 
>> > bucket
>> > with either hand, he blocks shots, and he seems to develop the skill he
>> > needs to. He must develop a smooth shooting motion, but he will do 
>> > that;
>> > he's an excellent athlete. He's even tempered like Duncan. Those who
>> > question the fire also questioned that with Duncan; it was there. So, 
>> > he's
>> > quite intriguing and could be a masterful man in the paint. He doesn't
>> > really replace Perkins as an aircraft carrier in the lane, but he could
>> > complement Jefferson well. He came a long way in one year at UNC. I 
>> > would
>> > be delighted to get him. His immediate help would be defensive and 
>> > cleanup
>> > on offense. That's ok by me.
>> >
>> > Horford is being measured as nearly 6' 10" himself, with a 7' 4"
>> > span. That's a big difference over someone listed as 6' 9" who you know 
>> > is
>> > really 6' 8". He's an impressive, quick athlete. I think he might 
>> > compare
>> > favorably to the Dukie with the Clips. He's made a quite positive 
>> > impact
>> > personally--seems to be intelligent as well as modest. Me and the brain
>> > doctor like that. He might seem to be a duplicate of Al, but together 
>> > they
>> > would be awesome and he could play PF alongside Perk quite well. I 
>> > would
>> > also be delighted with this guy.
>> >
>> > In my worst scenario, the two PFs will be gone. But many think Yi will
>> > move into the #3 or #4 spot; I hope so, even tho' I think he might be
>> > special. I think the others are lower risk and more likely to be
>> > multi-talented like Wright or bangers like Horford--not sure Yi brings 
>> > all
>> > that. While the difference between 6' 8" and 6' 10" is great in this
>> > league; for a forward to add two more inches to 7' doesn't matter that 
>> > much,
>> > imo. So, Yi's 7' is not a great difference maker since he won't be a
>> > center.
>> >
>> > So, I see the other choice for us at #5 as Brewer. I am a convert to
>> > this guy; earlier, I doubted he should go this high. But he had a good
>> > tournament and he's listed as 6' 8" or more as a two guard or #3. 
>> > That's
>> > enough to paralyze twos and threes in this league. Think of this guy as 
>> > a
>> > 6' 8" Tony Allen with better shooting. I'm big on getting a wing with 
>> > shut
>> > down ability to deal with the guys who are capable of 30 point
>> > games. Brewer is that guy. For the team, I would much rather adding a
>> > defensive stalwart than Yi. Yi may be as advertised, but will he help 
>> > win
>> > games?
>> >
>> > And finally, my brethren, did you see the comments this a.m. about big
>> > Al? GMs saying he would go 2 or 3 in this draft. That's nice to
>> > see. Well, I'll be reading all I can about the tryouts and your 
>> > comments in
>> > the next few weeks. Keep hope alive. Gene
>> >
>> >
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