Re: Anyone else nostalgic for some players we unloadeded in past 2-3 years ???
posted at 1/25/2013 6:40 PM EST
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
Yes, its amazing how many fans hated some of these guys and now realize that these guys had heart and played VERY tough D or could hit critical shots better than Terry, Green, and Bass. In particular, I miss BBD, Perk (who wasn't much other than a rebounder and defender), and Ray (who seemed to always hit critical shots even when he wasn't shooting well over all). Tony Allen played "in your face" D, as well.
But, time goes on. Time to deal with the guys we have. I still have hopes for everyone on the team other than Terry and Bass - I have given up on those two.
i miss: davis, eddie house, the jettisoning of nate robinson was senseless too. i kept saying at the time how LARGE of a mistake it was trading davis for bass- all for ostensibly ZERO financial gain and then to watch bass' game crumble from a mirage into a disaster while davis has moved on and improved his game- limited game that it is- but once he went away so did our help D.
eddie house should have not been traded but once we got nate for him, WHY do you trade a scoring spark plug like that who can also be a ham and egger point? answer: because doc had personality issues with him. so what we have here is a failure of glenn doc rivers to put his personal agenda aside for the betterment of the team in the jettisoning of davis and robinson in favor of bland-done blass and what has eventually become terry.
meanwhile look at robinson- he's still working for peasant pay, and happily at that, and playing a big role for chicago. sure he's a little immature, as davis was, but sometimes your energy guys come like that.
i do miss the bang and smash of perkins too. he was tough. i could have taken a pass on some of the excessive fake toughness he like to dabble with and at 7 million or whatever he thought he was due, he just was not worth it. the problem is we've yet to find the next low skill smasher to fulfill that role- they ARE out there!
but all of you alleged boston fans who hated davis because he was "fat" and loved the immortal brandon bass because he was a "great athlete"- you couldn't be any less shallow and see beyond what the person with the not-pretty wrapper did for the team. what a shame. and in all fairness to bass, this year he has gotten short shrifted by doc, along with ALL of the other relatively new talent on the team save for the big- wilcox and collins who are what they are.
well, maybe you live and learn. but probably not. our culture has become sugar coat obsessed. a guy like loscutoff these days would be called and ogre and people would demand he be traded away just for something better to look at. shallow. dumb. the new normal. and for doc rivers- he must also feel GOOD at all times too- nobody that violates his personality code- and, as such, you forfeit cheap players who are hard workers and for all the BS that was dished against them, they really didn't cause that many troubles did they? no, they didn't- nate and davis were hard workers who would saw their own arm off trying to win a game for us.
I can't say that for anyone on the celts roster right now