Those are the words of Doc Rivers as he and his staff figure out what to do in the short term (golfing) and long term (adding some veterans to the roster).
“We clearly have to add to our team,” he said. “One regret — the
one thing I look back on this year, though you obviously can’t predict
injuries — is that our real team has still not been beaten.
“It bothers me, because now I don’t know if we were good enough or
not,” said Rivers. “That’s the only thing — not knowing — but I loved
“But every team we competed against this year — the ones at the top — added to their team, and we didn’t.”
He's right. And since no local writers (where are you Ron Borges?) used this quote as a springboard to criticize Danny Ainge, I'll do it. The guys Ainge brought in this season failed miserably. It's no secret. The problem is, when you have limited funds, there's little margin for error.
Here is Doc's wish list:
- Add a veteran
- Add a big man
- Add a shooter
- Get a backup for Paul Pierce
- Add to the roster this summer
One free-agent who could fill several of those needs – Grant Hill.
The Magic are growing up before our very eyes. They followed up their Game 7 victory in Boston, with a gutsy comeback win in Cleveland.
Dwight Howard (30 pts, 13 rebounds and 1 shot-clock-breaking-dunk) destroyed Cleveland's big men. DH must have been thrilled to roam the paint without Perk banging and challenging his every shot. I was happy to hear TNT's Marv Albert complement Perk's defense (on Howard in the Boston serires) a couple of times during last night's game