Considering all the debate about the C's big trade at the trade deadline and the acquisition of additional players afterwards I thought it would be interesting to ask the following question...
If the pre trade Celtics team went up against the post trade Celtics team, which would be the better team and who would probably win in a head to head game match up?
To make the match up possible and fair for both teams lets assume all players on both teams are 100% healthy and playing.
The big matchup and duel of course would be between the 2 teams benches since the starters are basically the same for both teams.
To begin lets look at what the probable roster match ups would be in such a game below.
The roster match ups would probably be going from left to right from pre trade C's roster to post trade C's roster:
1) Rondo vs Rondo
2) Ray vs Ray
3) Shaq vs Shaq
4) KG vs KG
5) Pierce vs Pierce
6) Delonte vs Delonte
7) Quis vs Green
8) Baby vs Baby
9) Perk vs Krstic
10) J.O. vs J.O.
11) Nate vs Arroyo
12) Erden vs. Murphy
13) Wafer vs Wafer
14) Harangody vs Pavlovic
15) Bradley vs Bradley
My own view is I think the post trade Celtics team with the additions of Green, Kristc, Arroyo, Murphy and Pavlovic in exchange for Perk, Nate, Erden, Harangody and Quis was a net gain for the C's and gives them a more versatile, talented, deeper and (though in a offensive slump currently) a more potent offensive team then the pre Celtic trade team.
So therefore I think the post trade C's team would win the head to head match up.
But that's just my opinion and Id like to hear yours, so what do the rest of you think?