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Should the Celtics trade Tony Allen for a stronger, bigger, defending small forward?

I think that is the type of player the Celtics roster needs and is the type of player Danny Ainge needs to trade TA for.

The reason I  think it would be great if the C's could trade Allen and in return obtain a bigger, stronger and longer defensive specialist small forward is because we a need such a player on the bench who can come in for spot duty and defend strong, long opposing small forwards like Lebron James etc.

Pierce can do the job since he has the length and size, but if he gets into foul trouble, is injured or fatigued etc. it sure would be nice to have a long, strong defending small forward on the bench waiting to come in.

Currently we do not have a player on the bench who can do the job properly.

Tony Allen does not have the strength or length to defend against longer, stronger small forwards like Lebron.

Daniels who has the length to do some spot duty defending against  players like Lebron, lacks the bulk and strength to do the job properly.

I think Walker can be the type of player ( when he returns from his knee surgery) to guard big, long strong small forwards like Lebron, since he is 6'6" and has the strength, but with his knee problems I do not want to just count on him to do the job and would feel better if we had another player on the roster who could be called on to do the job also.

Finding a long, strong defending small forward in exchange fot TA's contract should not be all that hard since the player does not have to be a great overall player, for example he does not have to be able to score a lick as long as he can bang and defend well against opposing long, strong small forwards.

Basically a younger version of Bruce Bowen is the type of player the C's should seek to trade TA for , he was not much of a scorer but a great defender against strong, long   small forwards

Does anybody agree with me that the Celtics need to acquire such a player for their bench and that they should trade TA in order to obtain such a player ?

If so what players are available that have similar contracts with TA that would allow the C's to make such a trade?

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