recovery" while coming back from another torn ACL,
and could be off
There's your perfect fit. Powe can play, and while I don't really
want to touch too much on the Celtics refusing to even offer the guy a
Qualifying Offer after years of solid bench play from Powe (a move that
was as short-sighted — Rasheed Wallace?
— as it was distasteful), it would be a bit of poetic justice if he
were to get up, dust himself off, and starting putting up big nights
for the Cavaliers off their pine.
If he's 90 percent of his old self
by Thanksgiving, the Cavs have pulled off a huge move. Powe can score and score
and score and score, and with Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach John Kuester
turning into Detroit Pistons head coach John Kuester, the Cavaliers need all
the good hands they can find.
I'm fed up with all these anti-Celtics posts regarding Leon Powe. I believe it's something the haters are using as a reason to attack the greatest franchise in the history of professional basketball.
I guarantee that had the Cavs or Lakers signed Rasheed Wallace over a guy who is coming off his third left knee reconstruction (and microfracture surgery), there'd be nothing but praise for those organizations.
From a payroll perspective, the Celtics are maxed out. They don't have the room to reward Leon with a qualifying offer (such an offer wouldn't be close to enough, if you believe David Aldrige). There is too much risk. You can't tie up salary on a guy who won't be back until February (if then) and even then, you won't know how much he'll contribute.
I love Leon, but to say he can "score and score and score and score" is laughable. He's a helluva role player, and one tough SOB, but let's not go overboard.