What we need are basketball players.
Mark brings so much more to a team than just statistics, ... First and foremost, he brings energy, and a tremendous work ethic. Plus, he is a good teammate and a great guy to have in the locker room.
I just felt we needed to change up the team a bit. Last year was a disappointing year. It was time to go in another direction.
We're extremely excited to have acquired Marko, ... He is a very versatile player who has the ability to play the one, two or three spots on the floor. With Marko, we've added another player who can break down the defense and is a pass first point guard. Lionel is a player that we think has some upside and will compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Anthony is a veteran point guard who has proven his ability to run a team when he's on the court. He excels on the defensive end of the floor and helps to solidify our backcourt.
At some point, this becomes simple math. If guys like Michael, Charles and Patrick are getting 35 over here, against this competition, then they can get 50 points in the Olympics. I know it's not simply a matter of scoring, but I think the top five NBA teams would beat the top European teams. It'll be no contest.
Being on the Celtics, it means more because this is the team that started it. I like having Maxwell start and do his damage, and then throw in McHale.