Duffman100 wrote:It's not just Horford, but losing Baynes AND morris too.
The Celtics frontcourt is like the Raptors' wings, razor thin. They're relying a LOT on a tatum bounce back year and either Williams or Theis to take a step.
Losing Baynes does hurt, especially with Horford gone is well. I would feel a lot better if he was still in Boston.
The loss of Morris doesn't really bother me. He is one of those give and take type players. Good offensive player, but also a jacker with limited floor awareness. A really, really, really good man defender on ball. He is good option for the Giannis, Simmons, Lebron types. The big wings that control the offense. He has great size and great lateral movement and anticipation to stay in front of those types. Off ball is an entirely different story. He is an absolute disaster that largely negates his man defense. This isn't a guy like Horford or Baynes that is really important to the overall defense.
Overall, he is a pretty good player, but I don't think the loss really hurts Boston that much with the depth on the wing. There was a narrative that he was Boston's most consistent player last year. That was true for the first couple of months and then he completely fell off until the postseason. He was consistently really good and then consistently really bad, so maybe that is what they were talking about.