The more I look at the centers in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. The more and more I don't like any of them for the Celtics...
Andre Drummond - I'm from Connecticut and I am a proud Husky supporter...I would watch their games often. Drummond isn't there yet. He is over-rated. Taking him in the top 5 is too high. He is based on potential. He has the worst free throw percentage I have ever seen. He can't make shots for himself. He is decent at shot-blocking but nothing crazy about it. He has a low basketball IQ. His best asset is his size that he frequently uses to alley-oop to the rim. With Rondo, that would be great to see but he has nothing else to offer us.
Meyers Leonard - He sounds like the most reasonable center for the Celtics. He has offense and defense. I don't know too much about him to be honest, but I know he is an awful post-defender...that isn't what the Celtics need.
Tyler Zeller - He seems to be more of a power forward for me. My biggest flaw with him is that he has an extremely low ceiling and he may have already hit it. So what you see in his highlights is what you get.
Fab Melo - His defense is outstanding, his ability to protect the post and block shots is unreal. But of course this guy has no offense and he may not ever have any offense in him. And we would get called for a lot of defensive 3 violations, since he is just used to chilling out under the rim.
Festus Ezeli - He has all of the tangibles a center should have but he is just still developing and needs some more offensive to his game. The Celtics need someone that doesn't need as much grooming, who is more NBA ready.
With that said...free-agency is looking like the way to go for a star-center. I would like Roy Hibbert, but Larry won't let him go to easily...infact they would be crazy not to resign him. Dwight Howard will never be a Celtic so get over it...I could however see him going to the Nets. The most logical center to come Boston is........Chris Kaman. The Hornets are definitely going to take Anthony Davis as their franchise player. With that said, don't be shocked if their is a trade on draft night...Ray Allen for Emeke Okafor and moving up to the Hornets #10 spot for our 21/22 picks.
Which center/s do you want the most? Whether it be through the draft or in FA.
Which center would you want the most?
Andre Drummond (40 votes)
Meyers Leonard (43 votes)
Tyler Zeller (15 votes)
Fab Melo (60 votes)
Festus Ezeli (20 votes)
178 total votes