9.10.2009

Is S'quisy a Viable Back-Up 3?

The Celtics found themselves dangerously thin at small forward last year. Even with Marquis Daniels in-fold, Paul Pierce might be looking at another season of over 35 mpg unless Bill Walker can steal some time. It's been over a year since Walker's third knee injury. If his health has turned the corner, the Celtics might have an energetic substitute on its hands.

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"Horse puckey!" might be the response of most Celtics' fans to this line of thought. "Marquis Daniels is plenty big to play the back-up 3." As ammunition, these fans might point to a recent comment by Danny Ainge to the effect that S'quisy might even play a little 4. Well, if MD is big enough to play the 4 he certainly is big enough to play the 3. Right?

I am dubious. In my humble opinion, there will be a certain group of bigger, stronger 3s that present match-up problems for MD. This is why I am hoping Bill Walker steps up. He's more of a power 3 than MD, at least in my mind. Oh yeah, then you have my really radical idea of play old nimble toes himself at the power 3, Big Baby.

2 comments:

FLCeltsFan said...

Could be where the rumors are coming from of Danny talking trade with Minny for Atkins and Wilkins. Just a thought.

Lex said...

Wilkens looked ok. I'll have to go back and look at his weight.

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