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Old 12-10-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I talk about this with my friends all the time. My opinion is that they need a bruiser on the inside. This person doesn't need to be skilled per se, but he does need to hustle, play hard defense, and "go hard in the paint." We were trying to think of some big men who could do the job, but we were short on answers. Honestly, I just don't think the league has too many bruisers like a Dale Davis or a Bill Laimbeer...guys who just get physical down in the post. Even a Luc Longley would work for them. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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LOL. The heat do not need to improve on anything. They're doing good.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You don't think they need any more size to contend with Perkins, Big Baby and Shaq down the stretch?
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:45 PM
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They need heart and mental toughness. Wade and James are fully capabale of carrying the team by themselves. They just have to start taking over games and dominating. They've shown they can do this on sub .500 teams, but they can't against competetive teams. That means they lack a desire to win the tough ones.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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You don't think they need any more size to contend with Perkins, Big Baby and Shaq down the stretch?
I think it still a little too early to pass judgement on this team. I still think they just need to build their chemistry and they'll be just fine. They could use a center that can play defense and play with his back to the basket.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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If the Cs bigs are healthy and fresh come playoff time then I think they might wish they had more size. But the Celtics bigs could easily break down/slow down by the time we get to the playoffs. I am a prisoner of the moment though and the Heat look really good the last couple weeks so I think they might have what they need already to win. Maybe.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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LOL. The heat do not need to improve on anything. They're doing good.
It depends on what you mean by doing good. They're doing good compared to whom exactly?
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If the Cs bigs are healthy and fresh come playoff time then I think they might wish they had more size. But the Celtics bigs could easily break down/slow down by the time we get to the playoffs. I am a prisoner of the moment though and the Heat look really good the last couple weeks so I think they might have what they need already to win. Maybe.
The Celtics have tremendous scoring capabilities along with a formidable defense. Their combination of effective bigs and reliable outside shooters make them a team that would be tough to beat in a Finals matchup.

Their most valuable asset however is their veteran leaders and their veteran leadership. Their big three are very effective at closing games. The Spurs, who possess many of the same traits as Boston including a killer big three, would still need to be on top of their game to beat the Celtics in a series.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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It depends on what you mean by doing good. They're doing good compared to whom exactly?
Magic.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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Nothing. The playoffs are a different ballgame they are not ready for. Sorry.
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