Re: NBA Thread: 12/13 Season - Are the Warriors for real?
Bradley did just fine against Joe Johnson last year so I don't see why he wouldn't do the same this year. As far as Kobe goes, idk, Bradley's never played against him but it should be interesting.
He won't directly fix them but his impact should help in those areas. With the pressure he applies on the opposing team's best perimeter player, there should be less perimeter players attacking the paint to score and to draw defenders away to free an open man cutting to the basket. Also it should give the big men a little more time to stay back and not have to come over and rotate as much away from the basket.
The Celtics really aren't as bad of a rebounding team as the total numbers suggest. They're an elite defensive rebounding team based on the numbers, but their problem is offensive boards. And that's kind of Doc Rivers fault as he advises the team to not attempt offensive rebounds and instead get back on defense. Sullinger is like the only player on the team that actually hustles and looks for offensive boards.