Re: Celtics and Clippers engage in trade talk (again)?
posted at 2/16/2013 4:22 PM EST
In response to concord27's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
I assume you are older than me. I get the whole 'Celtic Mystique' and how KG/PP embody it, my Dad saw all 16 titles and raised me on it. But based on what I saw/went through growing up, you HAVE TO, make that move right now.
Mt first Celtic memory is the Bird-Nique shootout. I was 4 in '86. I screamed and punched walls and went nuts every postseason from '88-'93. Then Lewis crushed me. Not getting the lotto pick in '97 crushed me. I'd have gone back and traded the big 3 in '89-'91 in a HEARTBEAT, if it meant avoiding the '94-'07 misery (one good season).
There are 8-10 year old kids out there with no memory of 2008 who have lived and died with PP and KG since the heartbreaking finals we had stolen from us in 2010. Thank God Jeff Green didn't die like Reggie Lewis, meanwhile Rondo is better than Dee Brown and Danny is much more competant than Pitino, but for the sake of kids like that, knowing what I went through. You have to trade KG/PP while you can.
Unless you can get those 2 guys Doc needs, two borderline starters, a 10-12 ppg guard and a 7-9 rebound big who could prop us along. Guys better NOW than Sully and barbosa were. The only way I can see us getting that is by trading Rondo.
You make excellent points. Trading Rondo if he has decent value makes sense. Trading KG and Pierce can be done if it makes sense to Doc and DA. I just don't have enough knowledge or information to know the realities of our chances this year.
Very humble of you. I thought your double-secret probabtion DA hints at blowing it up, Doc says we are close, KG uses the no-trade, then move Rondo idea showed incredible deep thinking.
A move I suggested the other day would be of the kind that gets us what we need now and for the future but its probably too complex:
Dallas - Rondo (try to get him, Howard, Dirk on same team), Bass, Barbosa, Collins
Boston - Marion, Kaman, Darren Collison, Dallas's lotto pick (top 3 protected) should fall in the 6-11 range and maybe a young guard w/ potential like Jared Cunningham.
Boston replaces Bass and his the putrid 6/4 he puts up 90% of the time with Marion, who despite his age is a better defender still and gives you a 12/8 the majority of the time.
Kaman is the big who gets some boards and has a money 18 footer, Collison a gritty, albeir short, ballhandler who can shoot and we get the lottoe pick.