Re: Celtics calling Kings
posted at 1/3/2012 12:00 PM EST
In Response to Re: Celtics calling Kings
[QUOTE]Russ, I assume you know what a difficult guy Cousins is. I mean we are talking Chris Washburn here or worse he is described as a bully not just a head case. I would pick him up from the scrap pile by offering essentially nothing(Sasha-not sure he is tradeable yet, JO, and Bradley nothing more). Not your offer of 75 per cent value. The notion that this guy straightens out the minute he puts on Celtics green makes no sense. You know that.
Posted by concord27[/QUOTE]
Well.............here is my thought:
It is better than the alternative!! We have Bradley, Moore and JJJ, who will probably not play much this year vs Cousins who will start!
We have 2 draft picks (ours will be low) vs Cousins who was and would be a lottery pick
We have a sense of urgency to win this year with our vets
AND we have tons of cap space next summer.
Best case scenario - we get the kid and he grows up a little under the Big 3 and Doc (talent is not the issue)
Worst case scenario - we trade him at the end of the year, or don't offer him a new deal. We still have enough room for 2 max deals.
All we've lost are 3 guys who right now are end of the rotation guys and two draft picks that are total unknowns. Plus, we have him, who someone would obviously want.
I'm not saying he'll straighten out, just that I think it's worth it - we will be no worse than Top 3 in the East just by adding this guy!!