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Rumor is Beasley and Miami are parting ways. Should the Celtics pick up the pieces and acquire him? http://bleacherreport.com/articles/410412-help-wanted-trade-for-michael-beasley
Though I am rooting for the Lakers, being a Kobe Bryant fan, I will gladly assist you on this after watching Anderson for the past three seasons. Luckily being an Oklahoma State student and living in Stillwater for a majority of my life have allowed me to watch both Anderson and Tony Allen. Now to your questions....
1) Anderson is not the defensive player that Tony is, Tony was known as the defensive stopper/slasher while he played at Oklahoma State and he has developed into a solid defensive player in the league. Though Anderson is a very capable defender he is not on the level of Tony.
2) Anderson's range is close to unlimited due to his strength and shooting form, both of which he worked on while in college. Ray is definitely more of a pure shooter while Anderson is very capable of using his ability to drive to create his own shot especially coming off his left hand. Though he is an excellent shooter running off screens like Ray.
3) Anderson is a solid slasher when he's using his left, even though he is a dominant right handed player. He has developed his left hand and has become a consistent player to the left which makes him even more difficult to guard.
4) As for resigning Ray Allen, if they were to draft Anderson I believe that would be crucial if they planned on using Anderson in a similar way. After a few seasons adjusting to both the speed and defenders of the game Anderson could be a capable replacement for Ray if Tony and his defensive excellence doesn't beat him out of the starting job.
Now, as for another question you had in question one, should the Celtics draft Anderson they should keep both Allen's until Anderson is ready. After Ray either retires of joins another team the Celtics should continue to hang onto Tony so that they continue to have a defensive stopper on their roster because Anderson will not develop into one. He's an offensive player who players decent defense to the point that it doesn't hurt him.
Here's why I think Eddie House was the Knicks' biggest trade deadline acquisition
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Thanks in advance,
Alex, thanks a lot. I just posted the question in this week's version of the Celtics Town Mailbag. You should check it out, we have a new and improved front page, too.