Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Nets more talented than championship C's?
By Mike Mazzeo
Last week, Paul Pierce said he thought this Nets team is the most talented team he's ever played for -- at least on paper. Read more about it here.
And remember, Pierce played on the 2007-08 Celtics championship team.
A look at its depth chart:
PG: Rajon Rondo/Sam Cassell/Eddie House/Gabe Pruitt
SG: Ray Allen/Tony Allen
SF: Paul Pierce/James Posey
PF: Kevin Garnett/Leon Powe/Glen Davis/Brian Scalabrine
C: Kendrick Perkins/P.J. Brown/Scott Pollard
A look at this season's projected Nets' depth chart:
PG: Deron Williams/Shaun Livingston/Tyshawn Taylor
SG: Joe Johnson/Jason Terry/Alan Anderson
SF: Paul Pierce/Andrei Kirilenko/Tornike Shengelia
PF: Kevin Garnett/Reggie Evans/Mirza Teletovic
C: Brook Lopez/Andray Blatche/Mason Plumlee
The Celtics, buoyed by Their Big 3 and a defense that ranked second in the NBA, won 66 games during the regular season. Boston's depth wasn't as great as Brooklyn's is now, but its starting lineup featured a young Rondo and Allen, Pierce and Garnett still in their primes.
Do you agree with Pierce? Let us know in the comments section.