Being from Washington D.C, I've seen the Wizards play a lot and trust me Caron Butler or Jamison would be an upgrade over Ray Allen. Don't get me wrong, I love Ray. He is one of my favorite players in the NBA and the consummate professional. But the fact is he can't defend anyone on the perimeter anymore and his offense has gone downhill. He's a role player now, and for the Celtics to win they need a legit number 2 scorer to help out Pierce and KG.
They also need someone who can defend. Jamison was my favorite college player back when he played for the Tarheels, and is great offensively. However he is not much better than Ray on the defensive end. Caron would be a better fit for the Celtics in my opinion, but I'd take either. If the Cavs get Jamison it will be a huge blow to the Celtics title chances.
Okay, so here is something I thought I'd never say. Scalabrine needs to go. Yes, we need to trade Scal, JR Giddens, and Big Baby for a swing man or a back up PG or both. Scalabrine is a fan favorite(and has the best hair in the NBA) but can't rebound and defend on the perimeter. JR Giddens is worthless and the Celtics should be ashamed of themselves for picking him over Chalmers a couple years ago. Big Baby has dropped off dramatically since last year. I think the reality is Big Baby is one of those players that need to start to be effective. Also, trade a draft pick if need be. This team is built to win now; we can worry about draft picks in a couple years.
Look, the whole logistics of contracts and all that is not my thing. All I know is if you can get Caron or Jamison you do it by any means necessary. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't. But at least the Celtics will have a shot. Karl Dillinger 1/19/2010 04:00:00 PM Tweet