I think this season Pierce will need at least one of the C's younger players to step up and have a breakout year. There's several guys who could...Perkins, Jefferson, Green, Telfair, Allen, West. If I had to put my money one someone it would be Perkins considering he stays healthy. He looks like a legit 15/10 guy. I would take Jefferson, but he's a little younger. Green and Allen have to play behind Pierce and Sczerbiak who will play at least 34-36 min. apiece. West already has been a solid player. I think that if Telfair can be a distributer, he could be a star player one day. So what do you guys think?
I view Delonte West as more of a role player than someone who could have star potential. I think he will improve but will play a better part as a role player. Telfair I think is the one who will step it up and prove he can play. The Trailblazers will wish they kept him just like the C's still wish they had Billups. Perkins will step it up this year, the question is how much? I think he has a great future ahead of him and I think the C's should give him a couple more seasons before deciding on him (that's if he doesn't show anything positive.) I view him as a definite 15 // 10-12 kind of guy.
Telfair will bust out this season. The type of game that the C's are going to play is perfect for him to showcase his playmaking. I think if given opportunity Gerald Green will turn some heads also. I am not hoping for breakout seasons from Big Al or Kendrick, I'm expecting it. They need to start showing some results for their loyalty. I don't want them to turn out Eddy Curry / Tyson Chandler style.
telfair isn't going to be the star player you guys want him to trust me. I am a blazer fan and i am glade to see him leave, he takes way to many risks that result in turnovers. Unless he dramatically works on seeing the court better and having a better shot selection, he will be a very poor man stephon marbury
The only thing that I can say in Telfair's defense is he came from a negative situation in Portland. I remember hearing Brian Skinner talking about the enviornment there, and it didn't seem to be ideal, especially for a player as young as Telfair. Boston seems to be a team on the rise, and hopefully it will rub off on him. Is he going to start or come off the bench behind West??
telfair is way to small of a gaurd anyway. he is only 160, and when you compare him to his cousin (and the person he plays most like), steph has a 45lbs on the kid. you guys down in celtic land are just going to have a poor mans stephon marbuary on your hands