|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 17, 2013 at 5:15 AM|
With a blizzard of moves this summer, one big hole remains on the C’s roster. It’s clear that the Celtics are not done looking into trades, or shedding payroll, or perhaps adding a small amount for the right player, which is unlikely because they want to stay away from the repeat offender rule when it comes to luxury tax penalties. So what’s the glaring hole on the Celtics roster? Well, it’s been an issue since 2007 in some cases. The Celtics patched the issue up, or they utilized Paul as much as they could when a certain someone caught a break.
I think you get what I’m talking about. The Celtics are in need of a backup for Rondo. Terrence Williams was the hopeful for many Celtic fans, but his legal troubles halted Danny from bringing him back. I know, some will say, well Courtney Lee, or someone of that nature could do it. Look what the Celtics faced last season when Rondo went down?
The ball did move, but it was obvious the lack of a true point guard hurt the team in the playoffs, and during stretches throughout the regular season after Rondo's injury. With Rondo coming off of his first major surgery, I feel that Danny should have a backup for him, so he’s not playing 40 plus minutes a night. I don’t think point guard by committee is going to work here anymore. I think it should be a priority of Danny’s, even thought it’s low on many fans list, and likely his. But with all of these moving parts, when will he get a real backup.
I guess when you see the amount of playing time Rondo pulls down; you have to wonder if it’s a real need. Dooling was a good backup, but Doc used him sparingly. Nate Robinson was a two guard in a tiny person’s body. House, more of the same on the backup front, and Cassell was okay in his short stint with the Celtics.
I think with the logjam at the wing positions, Danny should swindle a
point guard some how. Who’s on the free agent market? The options are not out there, so I think the best option would be from a trade. What do you guys think. Do the Celtics need to find a backup point guard, or should they do it by committee?