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Celtics need Josh Smith

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09:22 PM ET 11.23 | The Celtics are in desperate need of Josh Smith's services. They've been missing their defensive edge all season long. With Avery Bradley out, they're struggling more than they ever have. Right now, Boston is allowing 106 points per 100 possessions. That's easily the most through any period that Kevin Garnett has played for this team. The bottom line is that the Celtics are becoming a more guard-oriented team and playing smaller with Garnett at the center position. They're being demolished in the paint. We see this with the other teams that are small like the Knicks and the Heat; the only difference is that their offenses are more polished than Boston's. Enter Josh Smith, the forward hybrid out of Atlanta. Smith would work wonders for Boston even if only on the defensive end of the floor. Right now, Smith hasn't had a healthy start to the season. He's struggling with an ankle issue that has been nagging him throughout the season.

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November 23, 2012  11:38 PM ET

So many "hybrid" players lately.

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November 24, 2012  07:55 AM ET

The Celtics need a decent center. If Fab Melo can't produce we need to make that move and get Marcin Gortat or somebody to get about 2 blocks a game.

November 24, 2012  08:56 AM ET

The Lakers Need You, Bro.

November 24, 2012  09:01 AM ET

We Want Phil!
We Want Phil!
We Want Phil!

Dumbtoni Sucks, Bros!

November 24, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Celtics looked terrific last night -- but consistency hasn't been their thing this year ... or most of last year.

November 24, 2012  10:35 AM ET

What are the Celts willing to give for Smith?

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November 24, 2012  11:15 AM ET

I rather have Gortat than Smith to be honest.

Smith is a great player, at times, but I just don't know if he will put up the effort game after game. Gortat puts up amazing stats with Nash by him, Rondo can do exactly the same and in the meanwhile he gets way more assists.

KG back at PF and Gortat at Center yes please.

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November 24, 2012  01:59 PM ET
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Rondo for Smith and Teague?

Let's do it!!

 
November 24, 2012  04:05 PM ET
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Let's do it!!

That wont happen the Celtic needs some more outside shooters!!!

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