Re: Does Wallace make Celtics favourites?
I think we're still the favorites. Ray Allen is basically the guy they need to perform well offensively otherwise they struggle as a unit.
Rasheed off the bench is nice yeah, but with KG and Perkins in there for a lot of minutes, you can't expect Rasheed to be there more than half the game.
Artest was the best possible replacement for Ariza because of the additional offense. If the lakers can put their egos aside and play as a unit like last year, we will dominate again. Problem was Ariza didn't need the ball, but Ron needs the ball. So we may need to make a tweak in the starting 5, i.e. Bynum off the bench since Odom is not a scorer.
Bynum would be able to get more shots with the second unit.