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Cousins on the Celtics radar

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM




It's not new to many Celtic fans, but the discussion is heating up on the Celtics potentially trading for Cousins. I wouldn't mind Cousins despite his issues on, and old the court. Let's be real. Cousins was drafted by a poor franchise. They're not the most stable franchise, and I can see how a young man put in his postilion may not perform to standard. His numbers are solid, and of course he appears to be a bit over weight, and maybe not polished. I think Cousins would do well in Boston under the veteran leadership, and Doc Rivers as his coach. The Celtics have taken in so many problem players. And it really hasn't hurt who they were as a team.


The only issue I have is who do we give up for him? The Kings will want a player that they can build around, and two players jump off the paper. Jared Sullinger, and Bradley appear as front runners in a deal that would send Cousins to Boston.




Marc Stein's Weekend Dime:

Front-office sources say that Boston and Detroit, just to name two teams, have let it be known that they are highly interested if and when Cousins does become available. Rest assured there will be more.

Even after all the warnings about the 22-year-old coming out of Kentucky and all the bad shots he's hoisted in Sacramento, where he doesn't seem interested in listening to anyone and also suffers from the lack of a proven point guard who can make the game easier for him, Cousins will continue to draw considerable interest because there are so few young bigs these days with his size, skill and mobility.

The Celtics clearly have a need for a big man, but you can't help but wonder what they would be willing to part with in order to bring Cousins on board? Would the team be willing to give up young talent like Jared Sullinger or Avery Bradley despite Cousins' troubled times with the Kings? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments.



The Celtics need to make a play for a big man. It's going to happen, or it needs to happen. Either way the Celtics will have to give a player that we all love. One player that I see is off limits would be Bradley. Honestly I would like to see Bass go. I loved what Bass brought last season, but with Jeff Green in the mix this season. Bass isn't needed. Sully has also taken a lot of minutes away from Bass. Sully rebounds the ball better than Bass, and frankly that's what we need. Bass has become a jump shooter, and he's streaky at best. He's not like KG from deep. Bass can have a string of bad games. The Celtics need to review this roster, and realize that things need to change.


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4 Comments

Reply Franklin
5:38 PM on December 29, 2012 
I want him despite his issues. Not for Bradley though.
Reply GeeZeeCeltics
5:54 PM on December 29, 2012 
Absolute pass. He is potentially so toxic he can detonate on the last few years KG and Pierce have and also mess up the beginning of the post-Big 3 transition. He is that immature. Too big of a risk to gut our team for him.

I'd rather we pick up a Dalembert type big. Somebody who fits a role. Not someone who needs catering and changing the whole playbook for.

For what it's worth, I'm hearing a lot of rumbling everywhere about this Cousins thing. There must be some truth to it.
Reply paul
5:55 PM on December 29, 2012 
The ideal would be to trade Bass, Green and picks. But surely the kings would want sully and bradley.
Reply paul
5:56 PM on December 29, 2012 
GeeZeeCeltics says...
Absolute pass. He is potentially so toxic he can detonate on the last few years KG and Pierce have and also mess up the beginning of the post-Big 3 transition. He is that immature. Too big of a risk to gut our team for him.

I'd rather we pick up a Dalembert type big. Somebody who fits a role. Not someone who needs catering and changing the whole playbook for.

For what it's worth, I'm hearing a lot of rumbling everywhere about this Cousins thing. There must be some truth to it.


If they can't figure out what is screwing up the team's chemistry now, they have to make a big move.