Saturday, August 25, 2012
Forecast: JET as best newcomer?
By Chris Forsberg
ESPN.com's national Summer Forecast closed out its first week by examining the best and worst offseason additions for the 2012-13 season. Dwight Howard dominated the poll for best newcomer, while Jeremy Lin topped the worst.
Both Jared Sullinger and Jason Terry earned a vote in the good category, while Jeff Green landed on two ballots in the bad (Terry got a worst vote as well).
This writer's vote went to Terry in the best addition category and here's why: While his signing doesn't have quite the glitz of the Howard trade to Los Angeles, it certainly has high reward potential for the Celtics. Let's face it, as we hammered home in our own Summer Forecast series, Boston's biggest detriment in recent seasons might have been the lack of a consistent bench (particularly in terms of scoring output). If Terry can maintain his reserve contributions in Boston, it could be enough to push Boston over the top next season.
Green appears to have earned votes in the worst addition category based simply on contract size. After missing all of last season, he's still going to have monster expectations with a deal that's believed to be for four years and $36 million.