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Half of the world is thinking about karma and LeBron, the comments made by Dwight Howard and the rumors around the draft and the end of the current CBA. Our biggest need is certainly the center position and we have been hearing word around the web that Oden may be handled an offer sheet from Portland and that Samuel Dalembert is a strong candidate for the Heat. They sound like logical moves in both cases. You also wonder about Tyson Chandler of course. But although Chandler would be the ideal partner in crime with KG next year you have to admit that it will be more than tough to grab him from the hands of Mark Cuban.

While our biggest need is a center and despite the fact that Chandler would be the perfect candidate (apart from Dwight) I would like to discuss the possibility of getting one of Tyson's teammates: DeShawn Stevenson. When I think of him a smile inevitably appears on my face. His whole altercation with LeBron since their feud at the Cleveland-Washington series three years ago started the battle and it added some zest to Miami's defeat a few days ago. Stevenson has been the voice that shouted the truth many fans already knew: that LeBron is overrated. James is nowhere close to Jordan. People need to stop with that. And actually, if LeChoke started looking at himself in the mirror he would recognize a fantastic player but not one of the best in the history of the game.

In a sense, it wasn't DeShawn shouting at LeBron...it was you and many other fans finally ecstatic to have shown the real side of James to the world and beaten the hype and the media myth.




Now, from the basketball point of view Stevenson is a strong shooting guard who can play some good D and provide a spark from the bench. He can also hit the outside shot and get some fast points. He would be a sensible upgrade over Von Wafer, don't you think? I am thinking that he could play the role Tony Allen had here. He is not that athletic but he can shoot much better and spread the floor. Somehow he is like a mix of Eddie House and Tony Allen. He can't shoot as well as Eddie did in his time here but he trash talks and hustles as much as he and Tony did.

Plus, you would add someone who has faced the Ego-King and defeated him. Someone who claims that his home is in LeBron's head deserves to wear green.

How the Celtics could get him:

The Mavs have a tough summer ahead in the offices since many of his players are free agents. It kind of reminds me of us in 2008. And you remember that with all the frenzy of resigning players we lost our glue from the bench, James Posey. The Mavs have a priority in the resigning of Tyson Chandler. They also have Barea and Butler among the main players that will test the free agent waters. At least one of them will leave, that's my guess. And my gut also tells me that if they extend Barea (huge in these Finals) and give another try to the talented Butler, they may not have the strength to keep DeShawn. I guess a portion of the MLE may be needed or maybe he would settle for the LLE. In other words: we have the tools to sign him

Cons:

Well, he is very streaky. As all the hot blooded players, he rises and falls. He may be lethal one day and disappear in the next two. He is unpredictable and I wouldn't like him as a student in class, if you ask me...

What do you think? Should the Celtics sign DeShawn Stevenson?



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Bohemian 6/15/2011 04:55:00 AM Edit
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16 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    ur ryt.. he shoots like eddie house, and defend like tony allen.. he helped the mavs to get a trophy, so y not..? the C's need him.. :)

    this is my prediction..

    ODEN-KG-PP-RAY-RONDO
    JO-DAVIS-GREEN-STEVENSON-WEST

    :)

  2. Nicholas says:

    Anon, I like that team you just put up but seriously, please don't be another Oden believer...we just don't have the money.....also, I don't think Stevenson would leave the ball club he just won a ring at

  3. Anonymous says:

    If Cuban insists of replacing the "ring" Most of his players might leave. :)

    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/06/14/mavs-against-no-rings.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

  4. bballee says:

    No.
    In the first place the only players leaving Dallas are those that aren't wanted and those that want to. Cuban has drunk champagne from the cup of success and will not hesitate to spend to retain anyone Carlisle wants to keep. I'm meh on Stevenson but Chandler being out of reach is disappointing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    while he is indeed a nice addition, I highly doubt Cuban would let this guy go.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Delonte is the exact player, but better. He just doesn't have the fire that Deshawn has. Deshawn would further stunt Bradley's growth by eating up minutes that he could potentially see. No thanks, we need to get bigger and more athletic!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think the celtics should sigin with Leandro Barbosa of Toronto Raptors

  8. Bohemian says:

    Barbosa would be a nice candidate too

  9. Marcello says:

    Just got arrested for public intoxication.

  10. Bohemian says:

    Marcello, it is quite normal after winning the title and having a party with Mark Cuban...

  11. Anonymous says:

    I'd take him even though he just got arrested.

  12. JR says:

    I'll take a convict over any more AARP guys

  13. Bohemian says:

    Jeez, he was just drunk after a party in which he celebrated the first NBA championship in the history of his team. Why such a big deal? Nobody has got ever got drunk?...

  14. Anonymous says:

    Noooooooo hes a bum and his play is way over rated. I hate just the thought of having a player like him on my beloved Celtics team. NO THANK YOU!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Celtics can sign kenyon martin if he wants too much $ then forget him, but the c's main target this offseason is nene since chandler will probably resign and with nene they have a legit center with jo and jajuan as backups and with big baby and jeff green probably leaving for starting positions they should do a sign and trade to get some scoring g/f like j.r. smith or t-mac or tayshaun prince even grant hill or leandro barbosa or maybe a defensive player like shane battier oh and also carl landry and samuel dalambert are some possible big men celtics certainly have a lotta dough to spend this offseason and they gotta be wise

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