Alright, part 3 of the series. This time I'll be going over the exact opposite of what I covered in the previous installment of this little series. The last installment was "the risers" of the 2016 season. Now I will be going over the fallers, chumps, losers...the garbage. These names I mention are guys that are just not going to meet expectations in 2016. In fact, every time they step foot onto the court I wouldn't be surprised if every fan either rolls their eyes or cringes. So who is going to be "the garbage" of this upcoming season?
But before we start...If you have not read either Celtics 2016 Season Predictions (Part 1) or Celtics 2016 Season Predictions (Part 2) - The Risers then I encourage you to check them out prior to continuing.
Okay so who is the first guy that will, to put it bluntly, suck this year? Ding, ding, ding you are correct...Kelly Olynyk. I have never really enjoyed this guy's presence on the C's. He stinks when healthy, but is also never healthy. He gets injured so much, and it seems his injuries come at the worst time during the season. Never mind the injuries, I just don't even like his play. It's slow, ugly, not fluent, just gross. He is also gross and ugly too...
It frustrates me so greatly that the organization considers this guy a core piece of their future. He has played three seasons in the NBA and still is yet to show me the glimmer and shine the Boston front office seems to see. What is so great about this guy? He's averaged about 9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in his first three seasons. Does that realistically sound like a core piece to any team's championship puzzle? Not only does he get injured frequently, he seems to get injured at the most incredibly inconvenient times. The guy has only played 8 postseason games in his career, averaging 3 points and 1 rebound a game. This guy is not even close to a player I would even consider keeping within the core of a team when rebuilding.
Honestly, he just isn't that great. I've had just about enough of his slow jump shot release, unnecessary pump fakes, terrible decision making, and most importantly his injuries. In this point in time, I am by no means on the Kelly O train. It pains me to think about the 2016 season and seeing more of him doing the same old crap. He is the leader of "the garbage" on this team and simply needs to be taken out to the dumpster.
R.J. Hunter, the next name on this list. Does anyone think he is good? Does anyone think he has a future? This guy was drafted because of his shooting. Guess what he sucks at now...SHOOTING! I don't even think he deserves a roster spot. If it wasn't for his dad being friends with Brad Stevens, I believe Hunter would be long gone by now.
He really is just a skinny, string bean-like, weirdly shaped human. He cannot play a lick of defense. He sucks at dribbling, passing, rebounding, and now shooting. How can a guy that is terrible at all things needed to play basketball continue to make a team, and continue to play. Hunter has had some good games, but he is supposed to be this knock-down shooter. He really hasn't been that guy at all. For that reason alone, he is considered garbage in my mind. Stop giving this guy minutes, stop believing in him, and just trash him already.
Hunter's playing time is not a large chunk of the bench minutes, but the C's could be playing others in his place. That is what I hope to see this season. Hey, basketball may just not be his true calling, maybe he can be an electric water boy...
The last name on the list is Tyler Zeller. I shouldn't even have to explain myself on this one, so I will keep it brief. He is soft, timid, scared, and did I mention soft? He is the opposite of what the Celtics need out of a 7-footer. I hope to see his minutes limited this season due to their acquisitions.