|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM|
Everyone has cried themselves to sleep about the decline of KG, and I am not one of those fans. Of course I'm disappointed about it, but it's not the end of KG. Garnett can score, but don't expect a thunder dunk from Kevin. Garnett has lost something, but he's not done. Every great player before him has changed their game with old age. I think we can look to the present when you think of KG's decline. The Spurs, and Tim Duncan have changed their game, and concept behind the decline of Duncan. Tony Parker, and Manu have been the focus of the Spurs, and Duncan has taken a back seat to the younger teammates. Duncan is still a major factor for the Spurs. Even though the Spurs haven't won a championship since 2007. The Spurs have been a top team in the West, and they had the best record in the West last season, and their having a solid start this season even without Manu.
The Spurs utilize every player, and it works for them despite Duncan being past his prime. I believe the Celtics should follow the same model. Rondo should be the team focus along with Ray Allen. Ray has been the only Celtic who hasn't shown any decline. He also has a great connection with Rondo in the backcourt. The Spurs mask Duncan's age with youth, and the change of offensive strategy. I don't know if the Celtics can follow the Spurs model, but it's possible. I won't cry for the KG of 2008, but I know the Celtics could win with him if they think long, and hard about this.