Re: 2011-12 Free Agency
posted at 5/27/2011 5:44 PM EDT
In Response to 2011-12 Free Agency
Is anybody concerned that DA & Doc may have a tougher task then we think this year when it comes to lurring the mid to low-level FA's to Boston? Unfortunately, the C's don't have a young and exciting core anymore to draw-in FA's to be role players as they did with House, Posey, and Brown. Plus, they need more than just that one final piece/player to make it past Miami and back to the Finals. My guess is with Vet-mins, Bi-Annuals, and MLEs being equal, that FA's like the Smiths, Dalemberts, Thortons, etc. would likely want to join a team that is closer to a championship than the Celts are now and looking at the order of elmination from this year's play-offs may show which teams they may be leaning towards. Miami Dallas Chicago OKC Lakers (only edging above the C's because players tend to like living more in LA) Boston San Antonio That said, I am thinking that sign & trades may be the best and only way for DA to go both for this year and year.
Posted by wfdog
Danny said in his interview on WEEI that he may well be very hamstrung this year especially not knowing what the new CBA will be like.
I have been saying over and over again that people think that Danny has some sort of magic when it comes to drafting and making trades, etc.
His MLE's include sheed and J O. Neither of the trades that brought the big 3 together would have been done without 2 huge expiring contracts. He has never drafted an all-star. Then on every draft night we find out (from posters here) that Danny got the sleeper, the steal of the draft, etc. More often than not we find that Danny made a mistake and that there were several players drafted after where Danny drafted that turn out to be much better players.
We will see what happens in 2012 free agency but needless to say there will not be any talent here to draw FA talent, there will only be 4 players on under contract, etc.
But of course and also exclusively on BDC can a team with 4 core players - 3 of which are near the end just simply retool and be right back at the adult table on Thanksgiving, i.e. contending.