We are at the very beginning stages of the next potentially big era in Celtics history, and its important we do the right things to make it a reality.
Consider that we have an impact PF who will be a big offensive and rebounding weapon. Al Jefferson, if he continues to improve, and sustain his performance throughout his career, can possibly move past Kevin McHale as the Celtics' best low post scoring PF ever. He's got that much potential, so its important the coaching staff maximizes his abilities. An All-Star caliber big man who can impact the game with his offense and rebounding (and Al is getting better defensively as well), is one huge piece of the puzzle. Big Al Mix It's important to find creative ways to get Jefferson the ball. Karl Malone made a killing off the pick and roll and his steady jumper, and these are other ways Jefferson can supplement his vast low post scoring.
Another big piece to the puzzle that we may already have is Rajon Rondo. Cat-quick reflexes, Spider-Man senses, unreal athletic ability, and unbelievable basketball instincts and smarts make Rajon a potentially awesome PG. I just watched a Youtube highlight video of Jason Kidd and watched as he made unbelievable passes off the cuff, and I realized that these are the types of instincts, reflexes, vision, and passing ability that Rajon possesses. He's not a Kidd's level right now, but he does have the same type of goods. Rondo Mix Lot of emphasis has been made about Rajon's horrific shooting (which is improving), but consider that Jason Kidd and Magic Johnson have never been applauded for their shooting ability either.
Its important to surround Rajon with running mates, just as its important for a master artist to have a pallet of wide ranging colors to create his masterpiece. If we slow down Rajon and minimize him only to the halfcourt offense, we are limiting his game big time.
We still have Paul Pierce in the mix, and while he is here, we need to make sure that we get everything out of his star level talent. He's a player who can get his own offense and bail us out of trouble when need be.
And next year, we should be adding another star level talent through the draft. Greg Oden or Kevin Durant may be Celtics come June, and if they are, we will have 4 star level players.
With 4 high caliber players, we should be an elite team knocking on the door of our next dynasty.
Our upper management (Ainge and Wyc) and our coaching staff (Doc and Co.) must not mess this up. They must make sure we don't let Jefferson's, Rajon's, Pierce's, and Oden's (or Durant's) careers go down the drain.