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As many of you may have already heard, Kevin McHale emerged from his secret bunker yesterday to talk to PA & Dubay on KFAN.  You can listen to the interview here.  

There were a few interesting nuggets from the interview; the biggest of which, to me, was McHale touting the versatility and potential of having 2 6'4" guards in the starting lineup. 

"I think that anytime you can get a couple of 6'3-6'4" can take advantage of some of the smaller guards in the league."

Hmmmmmm...2 6'4" guards...where have we heard that one before? 

1985-86 Boston Celtics:

  • Dennis Johnson: 6'4"
  • Danny Ainge: 6'4"

If ever you wonder about what the Iron Ranger is thinking about with the current crop of Timberwolves, all you need to do is ask yourself this: How does player x relate to the 86 Celtics? 

As has been pointed out many times before, McHale's entire basketball outlook is encased in the amber of the 86 Celts.  As far as he's concerned, basketball reached its pinnacle on the parquet floor in Boston 22 years ago and it's been downhill ever since. 

The way things stand right now, McHale has the updated version of himself in Al Jefferson.  That's about it.  Randy Foye and Rashad McCants are both listed at 6'4" but neither has the game or grit of Ainge and Johnson.  Foye seems to have the mental potential while McCants has the physical game, but it remains to be seen if either of them can put it together enough to be the 6'4" combo guard that McHale loves to the tune of Dennis and Danny. 

Soooooo...if you subscribe to this take, here's a few questions to answer:

  1. Who is more Larry Bird: Danilo Gallinari or Kevin Love?
  2. Who is more Robert Parrish: Brook or Robin Lopez?
  3. Is OJ Mayo more Danny or Dennis than either Foye or McCants? 

What say you?