|Posted by shawn cassidy on August 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM|
The sexy matchup has been Bosh vs KG. KG at his age seems to take care of Bosh for the most part. When Bosh returned in the Eastern Conference Finals, it seemed to swing the series in the final two games. Bosh was hitting big time three's in-game seven, and it was a fatal blow for the Celtics. Garnett has been in Bosh's head for years. KG was big in the entire playoff run last season, and he was a major key for the Celtics in the ECF's. It should be no different this season.
The next matchup would be Bass for Haslem. I would say that Bass is a better player, but slightly. Both players are very similar. Both are undersized power forwards who can shoot jumpers,and score inside a bit. Bass without a doubt is the better scorer overall. His jumper can be a thing of beauty.
So where do we go now? The Heat have Joel Anthony, and Dexter Pitman. Both role players can't even come close to Wilcox. Do you guys agree? Chris can score the ball, and he can play solid defense. Anthony shows signs of life from time to time. But this matchup is a clear advantage for the Celtics.
The Celtics also have the two young studs coming in. Sullinger, and Melo will add a different look for the Celtics. It could be a game changer for the Celtics.The Celtics could use two athletic bigs to their advantage.
If you recall the East Finals. The Heat moved away from their centers, and they played small. But the Celtics are able to counter with Green, and Jason Terry,and others. Green can move to the four easily, and KG can remain at center. The Celtics have more options to counter whatever the Heat can through.
The Celtics have youth in every position they need. It could be a good counter against a team full of older players. Ray Allen 37, Lewis 33, Miller 32, Battier 33, and Haslem 32. The Celtics have three core players who are up their in age. KG 36, Terry 35, and Pierce 34.
But the Celtics on paper have the clear advantage up front. Do you guys agree?