For those of you who think the Great Shaq-tis would be a nice fit in Boston, you might want to reassess the situation. (Chris Mannix Twitter)
Six scouts were asked if they thought Shaq-to-Boston was a good idea. Six scouts told me I was crazy.
“Hell no!” said an east scout. “He’d clog up the lane for Rondo and he’s not good enough to be the focal point of your post offense.”
Several scouts commented that Shaq’s pick and roll defense would be maddening for Boston defenders and coaches alike. OK, that I knew.
Everyone says Shaq would clog up the lane for Rondo, but it’s not like Perk spent a lot of time at the three-point arc. That said, I don’t think Shaq’s a good fit. His pick-and-roll defense is atrocious; as hard as it is to believe, Shaq’s D is way worse than Rasheed Wallace’s regular season defense. If you watched the Celtics at all last season, you know that’s about as bad as pick-and-roll defense gets.