Originally Posted by fpliii
you need an offensive and defensive leader to win a ring
08 Boston - Pierce/KG
11 Dallas - Dirk/Chandler
Garnett was robbed of Finals MVP in 08 (Allen also had a better case than Pierce), but wouldn't have won if you replaced Dirk with him in 11 (no guarantee Boston wins with Dirk in 08 either)
Not really. Perkins and Rondo when on the floor made a bigger impact defensively than Pierce even as far back as the 08 season. A lot of people have been overrating Paul Pierce defensively since the big three had formed.