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SF for the next year and years to come

Yes, it's draft talk. 

Reading all those posts made me think what we're gonna do for the next year. Yeah, we'll have Pierce and Daniels recovered. But they'll be looking to play less time, especially as they'll have new injuries to deal with. We got Bradley, Nate and Rondo to cover PG. Wafer, Nate (when Rondo's healthy), and Allen (we'll have him for a loong long time) to cover SG position. Jermaine, Davis and Garnett will stick around for at least 1 more year, tho that position worries me slightly as well. As for C... Well Erden is, in my opinion, a lot more useful player than Shaq. So we got 5 covered, KP, Erden and Shaq if he decides it's not enough and re-signs. That leaves us on SF. Two 30+ year olds with no proper substitute (or no substitute at all) who are very much injury-prone. Lasme is questionable, as he missed out plenty games (not sure if he's still injured or not) in the D-league, but even with him on the team, will we really count on him in 2-3 years? I don't think so. So I'm thinking we need a drafted player, who will just like Rondo, become one of the leagues best players, that will stick with the team that drafted him for many, many years. A player like that, playing SF, might be available this year actually. His name is Jan Vesely, and he's currently in Partizan Belgrade, playing in Europe. He was supposed to be on the draft last year but he decided it'd be wiser to develop his game even further and stay in Europe for another year (and wise it turned out to be). He may not be a shooter like Pierce, but neither is Daniels. Except Jan is... imho a better player than Daniels (well, of course, in the form of him adapted to NBA type of play). You can read (and see) some stuff about him here http://www.nbadraft.net/players/jan-vesely except for some facts. He came to Partizan as a 17 or 18 year old, from Czech Republic. And this club has an insane and mad coach (who got called in by Spurs for 'observation' and coaching younger players), and he tends to make great players from zeroes. He threw skinny, tall, even dumb-looking Jan into starting lineup for Partizan's first Euroleague match of the season, and ever since he hasn't missed a game. That guy's got an amazing talent, and really is a fast learner. Afterall, it took him only one game in Euroleague to learn how to play it. And, same as Lasme, his defensive abilities are insane, coming from one of the best defensive clubs in Europe. So, developing his game under right influence (of Ray offensively, Garnett defensively and Rivers overal..ly) will not take much time. Many people, experts or not, predict he'll take the best rookie title. And no, I'm not really a big fan of this club, it's just that watching him play here was amazing, and imho Celtics would really miss out on a great opportunity here. 

Also, from the video you can see that he'll probably be entering the Slam Dunk contest real soon. 

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