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  • casey plunkett posted 1230 days ago

    casey plunkett

    correction; i looked it up and jenkins has declared for the draft

  • casey plunkett posted 1230 days ago

    casey plunkett

    many teams will be looking for pg's so free agency may not be the best place to look for a back up pg. so i don't see a problem with drafting a pg.
    i'd much rather see boston draft a back court player rather than a big with their earliest pick.

    as you know i like terrence ross and perhaps boston could pickup the frenchman Evan Fournier if they are interested in a sg. i've only seen one mock were boston is projected at selecting fournier. i'm also a fan of john jenkins but i think he will finish college before declaring for the draft as there is a possibility that he can fall to the 2nd round.

    most guards in the draft are knocked on because most are projected to be spot up jump shooters. as most teams hope for the next "star" they are not interested in such sg's but since boston has the best facilitator in rondo i see no problem with acquiring simply a spot up jump shooter. a catch and shoot sg would be perfect for boston esp if that player is strong on the defensive end. in all honestly allen was little more than a spot up jump shooter ever since he's been in boston.

  • casey plunkett posted 1230 days ago

    casey plunkett

    moore has never been a pg. before the draft he trained at Attack Athletics to become a combo guard. bradley never played the point until he had been stuck there out as result of injury last yr and this yr. he defends dominantly at the point but doesn't facilitate well and has failed to create his own offense from that position. both moore and bradley although undersized for the position are better suited for the 2

  • casey plunkett posted 1234 days ago

    casey plunkett

    terrence ross is typically projected between 16 and 20. fab melo is from the late to even last pick in the draft. boston could very well get both players but they'd likely have to trade up for Ross. i doubt they will do so for any player but it is possible.
    as for john jenkins he may finish college but the celtics would be able to get him in the next draft.

    another player to look for in the next draft is myck kabongo

    http://www.nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft

    just recently kabongo fell to the celtics spot. these drafts just list players by slots and not "fit for team" but he'd be a good match for the celtics to be the point guard off the bench

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqDpDYv7v54

    basically he undersized 6'1" and needs to pack on size but he plays for texas so he and bradley would have that in common and he's an AMAZING facilitator. unless boston drafts wroten jr in this draft they should definitely get kabongo in 2013

  • casey plunkett posted 1250 days ago

    casey plunkett

    i like everything our saying. if i were boston's gm i select terrence ross with boston's pick and i'd select fab melo with the clippers pick. ross in time would replace allen and melo would replace the void left by perkins. i see those as being the best fit for boston.

  • casey plunkett posted 1252 days ago

    casey plunkett

    ya man i agree with everything your saying. imo tony wroten jr could perhaps be boston 1st pick considering jones III and moultrie will likely be taken . they way the celtics draft and the way the go about free agency will have to coexist. if someone like jones is still available i'd think boston should most def resign kg. who better than to make sure jones keeps his game face on night in and night out than The Big Ticket? even if zeller is selected it may be even more important to bring back kg. kg being skinnier than most bigs he had to learn how to adapt his game, so hopefully he could pass down a lot to zeller. if there is a chance kg goes elsewhere or retires than zeller becomes a "NO GO". as you said if they get zeller there's no point to have johnson. boston would be to undersized and young for the league. to be honest DON'T like zeller at all. i see him being a good college player but an nba bust. i'd be fine with henson but not zeller.

    with boston's pick i'd even be ok with dion waiters. he's a guy that is sure to score off of the bench. boston has not had that in quite some time and that what delonte west was supposed to bring last yr. dion waiters wouldn't come in and replace anyone but as far as i'm concerned there's not one player that would be available for boston that would be a sure fire starter. for that reason i am big on dion waiters. in fact i'd love to see boston get dion waiters and fab melo in this draft. waiters with bostons own pick and melo with the clippers pick.

    ideally i want to see jones and john jenkins come to boston. since i predict moultrie and jones will be taken i'd like see terrence ross and fab melo come to boston. right now i'm bigger on who will play along side rondo in the back court more so than who plays the front court. this free agency is weak all around but next year paul millsap and jefferson will be free agents and wouuld be solid pickups for boston. hopefully either josh smith or dwight howard will be available. the sg pool is dry across the league and imo this is the position boston needs to address.
    Have you seen klay thompson play? already i think he is the best catch and shoot player in the league. as being a rookie with low playing time that is saying a lot. he would be the perfect person to take over ray allen's role. he and rondo hould be an amazing pair. rondo would feed him the ball exactly were he needs it. in golden state thompson will be just another player. in boston thompson would be a sure fire all time great shooter. considering kidd is number 3 on the all time list for 3's, i predict thompson becomes number 3 in due time. thompson although low profile needs to be targeted by boston. thompson has all the potential in the world but likely won't be accepted by the warriors fans any time soon as they are so overly upset about the ellis trade. golden state needs some scoring at the 4 and curry seems to never stay healthy so perhaps boston could could trade jajuan johnson, avery bradley and a future 2nd rounder for thompson. if the warriors gm really wants to replace ellis he'd throw tons of money at eric gordon. he is aggressive and is fun to watch. a good2nd choose for the warriors could be oj mayo. golden state could offer them a big contract and a starting role which would be important in mayo's case. because of how much i believe in thompson i'd be ok with boston giving up its pick and a future 2nd rounder to get klay thompson. that could possibly bring in thompson and fab melo to boston to play along side the big 4.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyTj59vy8ws

    that's a good clip of thompson shooting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=QkyRpn3mRqY

    if you can find 4 minutes this is a good clip. it shows a little of his shooting but more importantly it shows the relationship between him and his father. what i like most is that his dad tells him "shoot the ball klay. shoot the ball..." and that's exactly what doc and rondo would need from him.

    the reason i'm so BIG on thompson is that he's 6'7". play along side rondo he'd put up some of the best shooting numbers of all time. because of his ht and length playing under doc he's be a very solid defender. although playing with ray allen would be huge for his development i'd say he has the potential to be an all around better player. ya i said it. i won't predict thompson brakes allen 3pt record but in boston klay will be a better all around player.

    if gs is completely unwilling to let thompson go, boston takes either terrence ross with their pick or john jenkins with the clippers pick either way heping the 2guard position for boston. terrence ross would need ray allen's guidance more than thompson but at 6'6 he's the prototypical ht of a sg. he is a strong finisher and rebounder and his shooting ability makes him an good fit for boston and he'd surely be a starter in the nba in time. the only negative as far as a fit for boston is that he prefers not to catch and shoot.

    as for john jenkins quit simply he is a perfect fit for boston. at 6'4" he may not be a replacement for ray allen or even a starter in the nba but he is the best shooter in the draft and he'd be a very solid bench player. he is compared to jj redick but since redick is listed at 190lbs and jenkins out of college is listed at 215lbs i think jenkins actually has the body better fit for the nba. he would be a huge impact off of the bench and learning under sugar ray may very well guarantee him success in the nba.
    here's a clip that shows a still shot comparison of ray and john jenkins @ 1:30sec

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWmM4fD7P9g

    if a shooting guard is selected with either pick signing ray allen for 2 yrs would be a smart move. he has stated that he'd take a pay cut and would be fine with coming off the bench.

  • casey plunkett posted 1252 days ago

    casey plunkett

    ya man i agree with everything your saying. imo tony wroten jr could perhaps be boston 1st pick considering jones III and moultrie will likely be taken . they way they draft and the way the go about free agency have to coexist. if someone like jones is still available i'd think boston should most def resign kg. who better than to make sure jones keeps his game face on night in and night out than The Big Ticket. even if zeller is selected it may be even more important to bring back kg. kg being skinnier than most bigs had to learn how to adapt his game, so hopefully he could pass down a lot to zeller. if there is a chance kg goes elsewhere or retires than zeller becomes a "NO GO". as you said if they get zeller there's no point to have johnson. boston would be to undersized and young for the league.
    for crowder i like his mindset more than anything else. he's the type of player who goes hard all the time. considering he'd play the role currently held down by pavlovic and daniels i'd think in very little time he'd be able to contribute.
    with boston's pick i'd even be ok with dion waiters. he's a guy that is sure to score off of the bench. boston has not had that in quite some time and that what delonte west was supposed to bring last yr. dion waiters wouldn't come in and replace anyone but as far as i'm concerned there's not one player that would be available for boston that would be a sure fire starter. for that reason i am big on dion waiters. in fact i'd love to see boston get dion waiters and fab melo in this draft. waiters with bostons own pick and melo with the clippers pick.

    ideally i want to see jones and john jenkins come to boston. since i predict moultrie and jones will be taken i'd like see terrence ross and fab melo come to boston. right now i'm bigger on who will play along side rondo in the back court more so than who plays the front court. this free agency is weak all around but next year paul millsap and jefferson will be free agents and wouuld be solid pickups for boston. hopefully either josh smith or dwight howard will be available. the sg pool is dry across the league and imo this is the position boston needs to address.
    Have you seen klay thompson play? already i think he is the best catch and shoot player in the league. as being a rookie with low playing time that is saying a lot. he would be the perfect person to take over ray allen's role. he and rondo hould be an amazing pair. rondo would feed him the ball exactly were he needs it. in golden state thompson will be just another player. in boston thompson would be a sure fire all time great shooter. considering kidd is number 3 on the all time list for 3's, i predict thompson becomes number 3 in due time. thompson although low profile needs to be targeted by boston. thompson has all the potential in the world but likely won't be accepted by the warriors fans any time soon as they are so overly upset about the ellis trade. golden state needs some scoring at the 4 and curry seems to never stay healthy so perhaps boston could could trade jajuan johnson, avery bradley and a future 2nd rounder for thompson. if the warriors gm really wants to replace ellis he'd throw tons of money at eric gordon. he is aggressive and is fun to watch. a good2nd choose for the warriors could be oj mayo. golden state could offer them a big contract and a starting role which would be important in mayo's case. because of how much i believe in thompson i'd be ok with boston giving up its pick and a future 2nd rounder to get klay thompson. that could possibly bring in thompson and fab melo to boston to play along side the big 4.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyTj59vy8ws

    that's a good clip of thompson shooting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=QkyRpn3mRqY

    if you can find 4 minutes this is a good clip. it shows a little of his shooting but more importantly it shows the relationship between him and his father. what i like most is that his dad tells him "shoot the ball klay. shoot the ball..." and that's exactly what doc and rondo would need from him.

    the reason i'm so BIG on thompson is that he's 6'7". play along side rondo he'd put up some of the best shooting numbers of all time. because of his ht and length playing under doc he's be a very solid defender. although playing with ray allen would be huge for his development i'd say he has the potential to be an all around better player. ya i said it. i won't predict thompson brakes allen 3pt record but in boston klay will be a better all around player.

    if gs is completely unwilling to let thompson go, boston takes either terrence ross with their pick or john jenkins with the clippers pick either way heping the 2guard position for boston. terrence ross would need ray allen's guidance more than thompson but at 6'6 he's the prototypical ht of a sg. he is a strong finisher and rebounder and his shooting ability makes him an good fit for boston and he'd surely be a starter in the nba in time. the only negative as far as a fit for boston is that he prefers not to catch and shoot.

    as for john jenkins quit simply he is a perfect fit for boston. at 6'4" he may not be a replacement for ray allen or even a starter in the nba but he is the best shooter in the draft and he'd be a very solid bench player. he is compared to jj redick but since redick is listed at 190lbs and jenkins out of college is listed at 215lbs i think jenkins actually has the body better fit for the nba. he would be a huge impact off of the bench and learning under sugar ray may very well guarantee him success in the nba.
    here's a clip that shows a still shot comparison of ray and john jenkins @ 1:30sec

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWmM4fD7P9g

  • casey plunkett posted 1252 days ago

    casey plunkett

    ya man i agree with everything your saying. imo tony wroten jr could perhaps be boston 1st pick considering jones III and moultrie will likely be taken . they way they draft and the way the go about. if someone like jones is still available i'd think boston should most def resign kg. who better than to make sure jones keeps his game face on night in and night out than The Big Ticket. even if zeller is selected it may be even more important to bring back kg. kg being skinnier than most bigs had to learn how to adapt his game, so hopefully he could pass down a lot to zeller. if there is a chance kg goes elsewhere or retires than zeller becomes a "NO GO". as you said if they get zeller there's no point to have johnson. boston would be to undersized and young for the league.
    for crowder i like his mindset more than anything else. he's the type of player who goes hard all the time. considering he'd play the role currently held down by pavlovic and daniels i'd think in very little time he'd be able to contribute.
    with boston's pick i'd even be ok with dion waiters. he's a guy that is sure to score off of the bench. boston has not had that in quite some time and that what delonte west was supposed to bring last yr. dion waiters wouldn't come in and replace anyone but as far as i'm concerned there's not one player that would be available for boston that would be a sure fire starter. for that reason i am big on dion waiters. in fact i'd love to see boston get dion waiters and fab melo in this draft. waiters with bostons own pick and melo with the clippers pick.

    last thing; have you seen klay thompson play? already i think he is the best catch and shoot player in the league. as being a rookie with low playing time that is saying a lot. he would be the perfect person to take over ray allen's role. he and rondo hould be an amazing pair. rondo would feed him the ball exactly were he needs it. in golden state thompson will be just another player. in boston thompson would be a sure fire all time great shooter. considering kidd is number 3 on the all time list for 3's, i predict thompson becomes number 3 in due time. thompson although low profile needs to be targeted by boston. thompson has all the potential in the world but likely won't be accepted by the warriors fans any time soon as they are so overly upset about the ellis trade. golden state needs some scoring at the 4 so if boston got a pf with their pick i'd love to see boston trade that player for thompson and a future second rounder.

  • casey plunkett posted 1257 days ago

    casey plunkett

    (you should actually read the longer piece i wrote below, if you ever find the time. trust me it's much more substantial and worth while than many articles floating around)

    just to let you know many mock drafts now have arnett moultrie being selected within the first 15 picks now. his stoick has grown very fast recently. i don't really know were your praise for terrence williams comes from he's averaged 4.6 pts and 2.3 boards per 6.3 minutes. those numbers aren't bad for such low minutes but i don't think boston should be in the business of signing untested nba players. drafted players come so much cheaper.

    with regards to the type of player such as terrence williams i think boston should place an emphasis on acquiring and early 2nd rounder for this draft (this part is definitely a continutation of the original write)
    as i said before this draft is overflowing with talented nba caliber players. at least the first 10 players selected in the 2nd round will have been quality ncaa players and even some bigs still left. every year teams make an unexpected move and take a risk on a relitevaly unknown overseas player. because of this even more 1st round caliber players will fall to the 2nd round.
    if boston could get an early 2nd round pick they should target Jae crowder. boston should aggressively hunt this guy down to make sure they get him. danny ainge should make a trade with a team the same way they selected marshon brooks on behalf of the new jersey nets this yr. i think there is a strong possibility crowder will be selected in the 1st round as he has so much potential but he is projected to either fall to the 2nd round partly because he's a senior and players that wait four years to declare for the draft are always under appreciated. landry fields is a good example of this. he's a forward at 6'6 so yes he's undersized but he's not skinny, actually he carries a good amount of muscle, and has wide shoulders which is a good indicator that he can gain more size. i"m sure gm's will likely pay into the fact that he's 6'6 more than necessary but danny ainge should not make the same mistake as crowder is averaging 8.1 rebounds a game. a very good comparison to jae crowder would be keneth faried "aka manimal". the long dreads are simply a coincidence. i feel faried was underrated in the last draft being selected with the 22nd overall pick. in college Faried broke Tim Duncan's modern-era (post-1973) Division I career rebounding mark of 1,570 rebounds. despite being a dominant post player faried fell to the 22nd overall pick likely because gm's felt he was was undersized. Already people are calling the manimal the next dennis rodman because of the energy he plays with and his ability to catch boards. boston should go for the player who may be the steal of the draft in jae crowder. i have to mention that jae crowder is no one trick pony; i've only mentioned his ability to rebound because of the comparison to faried in that regards. crowder is also an offensive threat as he's producing 17.4 pts per game and 2.1 assists this season.
    marquette is become a dark horse recently and they have a match against florida were they are the underdog. if marquette somehow scores and upset then crowder should be boston #1 target to be selected with the clippers pick.
    seriously after i just wrote all of this, i kid you not, i looked at an updated 2012 mock draft to see were another marquette player johnson-odom who was a projected 2nd rounder to use as comparison and that draft now has boston selecting jae crowder with the 47 overall pick. remarkably this mock draft was updated on 3/20/2012 at 4:25am (which i first saw at 8:57 pm)
    just google - nbadraft.net 2012 (this is the mock that i'm speaking of)
    as i stated before i can't agree with drafting 2 power forwards as this and many other mock drafts have done let alone 1 but as zeller and perry jones seem to have fallen to were boston will be placed than they'd have to draft the best player availbale regardless of position. drafting the best player possible would pay dividens come time that josh smith is available in trade. mark my word he will demand a next next season if not before it. if boston drafts zeller or jones they would have the ability to land josh smith

    another steal in the draft is sr draymond green. he would have actually been perhaps a better option over jae crowder as he's averaging 16.1pts 10.4reb 3.6ast this season. draymond green is an inch taller than crowder but i don't pay much mind to that 1inch. just recently green has been projected at squeaking into the 1st round so although green is perhaps the better player he is not the steal that drafting crowder would be.

  • casey plunkett posted 1257 days ago

    casey plunkett

    lil bro should have went into the draft as this will be the most important part of boston rebuilding.
    the reason i wanted to see rondo traded was because that would be the only way boston can have a chance at getting a lotto ticket.
    this draft is extremely loaded but there is not likely a player that will come into the league and instantly dominate. to simplify there is no lebron james or kevin durant in this draft( and i do think davis is overrated)

    the reason the draft is so loaded has a lot to do with the lockout, none of the stars last season declared for the draft because of the lockout. kyrie irving declared but that was because he was a shoe in 1st pick even though he had been injured.
    because the draft is so loaded but without a sure fire superstar it may be best boston kept rondo as he has an uncanny ability to make other players better. i would have even agreed with ray allen being traded for a player and a draft pick as boston will have to fill many gaps this offseason and freeagents will likely be to pricey in regards of risk to reward.

    with bostons draft placement these are the players boston should pursue.
    Fab melo
    tony wroten jr.
    terrence ross
    dion waiters

    fab melo is a defensive minded big and has a strong ability to clean up shots. the negatives he's given on draft profiles are the doubts in his ability to be an offensive threat on his own. considering boston has never had a socring threat t the 5 since dave cowens i don't see a problem there. also from what i've seen fab melo has a solid mid range shot and i could see him playing very similar to al jefferson in time and its very possible he'd be just as good. earlier on fab melo was already projected to fall after the first 15 picks making it very possible that boston could pick him up. there were doubt that he would even declare for the draft because if he played one more season in the ncaa he'd be a sure lottery pick. because he was ruled ineligible for the ncaa tournament he's almost sure to declare for the draft and he'd fall back a few spots making bostons chances of snatching fab melo that much better. boston should certainly pursue fab melo considering his size and potential.

    with the clippers pick boston should definitely pick up one of these 3 players wroten, waiters, ross. the order of which would be most desirable would be dictated on how boston plans to actin free agency and if the make trades with the few players already under contract.
    before i go into why i like the aforementioned players ill bring up few scenarios regarding trades and free-agency plans. nobody is talking about it but there is a possibility that boston resigns kg and allen on contracts that expire the same time as pierces. i very much doubt that's what rondo would like but when has boston acted according to rondo's wishes? doc rivers does not trusted rookies, never has, so he may want his vets on the team playing limited minutes taking much of the stress off of the rookies until doc chooses to start the newly acquired players. if kg is still around he could put in minutes at the 4 and 5, which he has recently showed he can flourish at, lowering his minutes but still utilizing his leadership and display display of extreme passion for the game and will to win. even before the season ray allen had expressed his willingness to come of the bench or play whatever role needed in order to best help the team win. ray allen will never stop shooting nor will he loose confidence in his shot and considering jason terry had won the 6th man f the yr award in 2009 and has been a candidate ever since leads me to think ray allen could really impact a game coming off of the bench.imagine if our the other team and every time your starters sit ray allen comes out and starts raining 3's. if oj mayo was signed he could the person to take the starting role allowing ray to come off the bench. nicolas batum, who did not receive a qualifying offer from portland, can shoot well enough to play the 2 and would be a solid option for boston. batum is also tall enough to play the 3 which would further elevate his stock is boston has any doubts of green's ability to come back healthy. nobody seems to be talking about this but landry fields role with the knicks is quickly diminishing because j.r smith was signed and as shumperts role/privileges grow. landry fields is very similar to batum as he would bring similar attributes to boston. landry fields is tall enough, 6'7", to be a very capable defender. however the development on this end has greatly been hindered because he has been coached by d antoni who doesn't value or even understand the principles of defense. boston or even chi should be pursuing fields because of the stress placed on defense by both coaches. fields would have the most success with boston because rondo would be feeding fields with easy looks. fields may be looked to as a work in progress but that could actually become a positive as he could learn a lot on the defensive end from pierce and he'd have ray allens guidance on shooting. i mean who wouldn't want to learn from the greatest shooter to ever lace em up? oj mayo may be coming to boston with a chip on his shoulder, after playing behind tony allen and fighting for recognition playing for memphis, so he'd likely have the greatest impact as a starter but that attitude may effect his willingness to learn from ray allen. He is a solid option but i feel fields and perhaps batum are better options. peitrus would be an affordable option and may negate the need to sign a younger more expensive player depending on who boston drafts and how much faith the organization has in said player. although peitrus has been a huge help this season i think he's confidence in his knee is not all the way there.if he can show boston that he would undergo a personal training and further training regimen, signing him should be a no brainer. at worst he'd be a reserve swingman and could very well be the best player in the league placed in that role.

    regardless of who boston signs if boston wants ray to come off the bench then they will need a better facilitator playing the secondary pg role. this is were the acquisition of tony wroten jr would be huge, i see wroten jr bringing an exact advantage as delonte west minus the negatives of legal and attitude troubles. tony wroten is a combo guard who has improved as a pg. he has at times been accused of being to unselfish at times. he needs to improve on his free throws but i've seen nothing stating he would have difficulties doing so, in the sense that rondo's long hands make shots difficult. rondo is yung and would have time to work on his shots and if he was playing with ray allen he wouldn't be taking very many free throws and would be looked more as a facilitator. wroten has strong explosiveness and is an above average rebounder. with bostons strugges on the boards they'd be smart to look for players who can rebound from the smallest of guys to the tallest. unlike wroten jr avery bradley cannot facilitate and he doesn't offer much if anything on the offensive end. with his defensive abilities being off the charts he's been compared to a smaller tony allen and i think his D would create some trade interest amongst teams that are in dire need of defense. finding an upgrade to avery bradley by the needs of the celtics would not be very hard considering some drafts have marquis teague now falling to the 2nd.
    dion waiters would also be an upgrade over avery bradley. by comparison dion waiters would be playing a role similar, if not identical, to how jamal crawford played in atlanta. dion waiters is an offensive minded combo guard who comes off the bench and is sure to score. although moore is a very cheap option drafting waiters would make moore's presence on the team unnecessary. i do believe moore will be able to contribute in the future but because of who boston should target in the draft boston should package him and jajuan johnson and trade them perhaps even on draft day. the bucks would be the perfect place for bradley. with a backcourt of jennings and ellis the bucks become offensively sdtrong but the defense would be virtually non existent. avery bradley could be utilized to compensate for this and in principle would make sure any lead created by the starters is upheld. drew gooden is under contract for another 3 season and is producing some of his best stats. along with the recent acquisition of ekpe udoh, who is a promising young pf, it's likely the bucks negate resigning llyasova. boston could really use llyasova at the 4 next season and i could see milwaukee gainign an advantage from have both bradley and stiesmsa creating reason for a sign and trade deal that makes sense for both teams.

    terrence ross becomes one of bostons targeted players because he will likely be the best sg still available. not only would he likely be the best at his position still available but he would be a great fit for boston an d would surely be a future starter. he has a solid jump shot and he comes off of screens well which is a tool utilized by boston as doc values team work over players who can create all on their own. along with shooting ross is an above average rebounder for being a guard but many times he can be seen cleaning up another players shot the way a pf would do. as i stated previously boston should look for rebounding from every player and with rondo on the the team he'd serve as the perfect example on how to fight for every board.

    under my philosophy boston fcuses on 4 players as it's very likely they'd land 2 out of the 4. there are other players available and many mock drafts out who would exemplify other options, and believe me i've read them all. the only toss up would be fab melo as he's a 7footer. every updated mock draft has melo being selected towards the tale end of the 1st round enabling boston to acquire him with either their own or the clippers pick but when it comes to bigs you never know when a team would toss things up and select them early. if boston fails to select a 7footer namely fab melo i don't think they should go after a pf. wroten jr, waiters and ross would have a larger impact on team. i said boston should pursue llyasova for him to backup bass and their is a chance kg is retained for at least one season. another solid option would be anderson from ORL. Boston would be smart to engage in a bidding war with orlando as orlando already has cap dedicated to big baby davis, in which many boston fans would agree he does not quite deserve. if boston misses out on anderson orlando then would have likely over payed for his services. this then would lower orlando's chances of landing josh smith in 2013 and raises bostons chances of doing so. josh smith has history with d12 but its the same in rondo's case. josh smith is close friends with rondo but he actually considers dwight to be his best friend. although d12 and j smoov and best friends boston now has more money to offer smith and he'd be joining another close friend. in boston josh smith and rondo would undeniably be the future and form their own star tandem. in orlando the pairing of dwight and josh smith would create the most athletic front court it's probable that everything smith does would be completely overshadowed by the accolades of dwight howard. as its unanimously expected that dwill goes to dallas over the summer the presence of dirk prevents dallas from having the ability to jin both smith and howard alongside an allstar point guard. if boston resigns kg and ray to only one yr boston would be in position to join howard and smith alongside rondo creating the next generation big 3. it may be a stretch of the imagination but its not impossible by an means. considering orlando has helped both boston and chicago set franchise records for lowest points allowed in a game more of the same for orlando would not be enough to convince dwight to stay past next season. i stress further that causing orlando to overpay for anderson would help insure that orlando is left without many options. if boston has absolutely no chance of landing howard they'd be smart to snatch up josh smith even if that is by means of giving him a max contract. a front court of josh smith and kevin garnett would be a fast and, for once a well rebounding team. playing for boston would be a night and day contrast with atlanta for j smoov. already josh smith has to compete for points with joe johnson and is paired with a pg who doesn't facilitate much in jeff teague. next season al horford will return. as a result of this josh smith would once again demand a trade so it would behoove boston to have trade pieces that could be used to acquire josh smith which would be even better than witing for free agency. sorry jeff green but you may even be included in such a trade. stiesma, avery bradley, moore, and jajuan johnson would all fit the bill of affordable young players that altlanta may be interested. this hypothetical situation causes further stress on boston to draft correctly so that the 2013 1st rounder could be included in a trade for josh smith.

    sum it up:
    -draft targets:
    fab melo
    tony wroten jr
    terrence ross
    dion waiters

    free agent target:
    pf -RYAN ANDERSON-
    pf ersan llyasova

    sg: oj mayo
    swingmen:
    landry fields nicolas batum
    and possibly resigning pietrus

    big future trade target = JOSH SMITH

    there a possible free-agent centers but boston has to be careful to not overpay a new center as that person could possibly be used in a trade for josh smith as that center would be used so harford could stay pf for atl.

    as for a center who boston would plan to keep i think they should sign erden. he and llyasova are both turkish and his signing could make signing llyasova easier





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