As much as I love the C's I don't see them winning their 18th banner this year for the reason of not improving the team at its most vulnerable position and that is the center position. Without question they are a playoff bound team but they are weak at the center spot and who do they have to back up Kendrick Perkins, Leon Powe and Patrick O'Bryant that tandem is insufficient against the likes of Shack, Yao Ming, Dwight Howard, Jermain Oneil Greg Oden and the list goes on. While I like the effort of Powe to get position and take charged, he fouls much too much. I do recognize he's playing out of position and should probably be playing the power forward position. O'Bryant isn't physical enough for my liking to play like a force at the center spot and this is his 3rd year in the league ! O'Bryant is a 7 footer and has next to no inside game and a suspect outside shot and on to of those insufficiencies he's a weak defender and average rebounder ! No one talks about his passing skills because there isn't much to say about it. So we have Kendrick Perkins as the starting center, and we all know of the history of Perks shoulder. Besides the fact that Perkins has a troubled shoulder he is still too foul prone after being in the league 4 years and I'm referring to some very very silly petty fouls. Perk has no outside shot to considered a threat from out of the perimeter. his offensive attack to the rim is methodical and slow, his passing to cutters is below average and too often results in turnovers ! So that brings us to Glen Davis, all I will say is that he tries and is the quicker of all the centers that i just spoke of, but Big Baby is not an adequate center for the NBA, he stands a generous 6'7.
So there you have it the achilles heel of the Celtics that good teams and good center will exploit ! I was hoping that Patrick O'Bryant would be a great pick up fo the C's but from what I saw thus far in preseason games he doesn't have the heart of a lion so I'm hoping he can meow very loudly against the opposition