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Is Boston's reliance on Luke Kornet as 3rd-or-4th big valid?

 Could someone help me here. Are the Boston Celtics really looking to Luke Kornet to significantly contribute this coming season?


While many NBA GMs and coaches regard height as a positive attribute, both Brad Stevens and Ime Udoka don't seem to be among them  Their "ideal"player would be roughly 6'8" tall and able to play all five positions. The 7'2" Kornet has career averages of:

14.3 MPG - 5.5 PPG - 2.6 RPG - 1.0 APG - 0.8 BPG - .408 FG, - .324 on 3s

I see nothing that Luke does well. Are the Celtics looking to the Vanderbilt product to fire away from 3-point land (per Wikipedia):

"He (Kornet) holds the NCAA record for three-pointers made by a 7-footer with 150."

In two stints with Boston, Luke is 9-of-42 on treys for a whopping ,214 percentage. But has has 27 blocks to his credit in 30 games as a Celtic, and therein may be part of his value. As a long inside presence, he could see time filling in for Rob Williams

Oh yes, and even though Kornet has a career field goal percentage of only .408, as a Celtic he has hit 47-of-95 field goal attempts for a .495 percentage. Okay! So his inside offense and rim protection may suffice to get him significant minutes. But heaven forbid he starts chucking up and missing shots from long distance.

Thanks for listening.



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