|Posted by GreenBanner18 on October 1, 2009 at 12:53 AM|
Big Baby of course. Talk about a player who a couple of years ago made you wonder if he would even crack the rotation with the back ups. He always hustled and made the plays that were deserving of Tommy Points. The question at the time was whether or not this would be enough to make him an everyday player in the league.
Through hard work and dedication he has lost weight as well as gained specific skills that make him a threat. People wondered if Big Baby losing weight would lead to him losing his competitive advantage against his opponents.He used his enormous body mass to move just about anyone. At the time that was all he had, though. His game has grown to where you can't leave him alone for a jump shot. In the 07-08 season teams could let him stand out there all he wanted. But, during that season he worked day in day out on forming a jumper. Even I wondered why he was practicing jump shooting before games. I knew KG could hit that shot every time, but Big Baby? Never doubt him for he will prove you wrong. Defenders can't leave him alone anymore. He hits his jumper with regularity from inside his range. Just ask Rashard Lewis. (and that little kid)
As far as this years team goes, Glen Davis has proven himself. The Celtics can allow him to take over the minutes on some meaningless games against OKC or New Jersey that we could win with our D League team. By no means do I want KG to sit at home these games. I think he should still play, it's just that the young legs can take the majority of the minutes. If we could win games against Orlando with Davis starting last year, we can win games with him getting starter like minutes this year against the Thunder. Garnett's wear and tear can be saved for teams that matter.