Green Target: DeShawn Stevenson
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.
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
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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