Re: Celtics are just playing right now with Minny
posted at 6/21/2014 2:39 AM EDT
In response to raider3524's comment:
do people even know who love is? everytime i watch love i alway's wish we had him...
They all hear that Love can't play defense, which he really doesn't, and gets them all turned off.
But, what they forget is that the Celtics were 26th in scoring and T17 in rebounds last season and getting a 25/12 player would really help.
Then everyone says, if Love is so good why isn't Minny good. Well Rubio is like a Rondo but much worse and that's about all they have. Pek (the center) is solid but cant stay healthy. Not to mention Minny has to play the Spurs, Clips, GSW, OKC, Dallas, HOU, POR, PHO all 3-4 times in season which is twice as hard as the Celtics schedule.
Love would be surrounded by better talent here... Rondo, Green, Bass, Bradley (?) and that team would be a 5-8 seed in the East, given health. Also if the Celtics were able to dump Wallace's contract in the process, money would be open to have a decent shot at Melo or just go after a very solid role player and elevate them to a 3-5 seed.
Rondo and Love is a good start. A lot better than Sully, Oly and #6 in the draft. I see it as, we can make a rondo love tandem now and be a playoff team immediately and try and lure a 3rd star here or not get Love, trade Rondo and then hope to god the picks work out, which will be 4-5 years down the road at minimum. My fear is that the Celtics don't get Love and trade Do and end up like Indy, a team that misses the playoffs for seasons, keeps their picks and builds slowly and finally is ready to turn the corner and bang, they implode and find out they aren't good enough. Or we could end up like the Bobcats.
The safer route, imo, is get Love and try and lure a 3rd star or get very good role players