Re: Celtics Identity
posted at 1/19/2013 7:35 PM EST
In response to aciemvp's comment:
WAKEY WAKEY PEOPLE- a team's IDENTITY- isn't this yet ANOTHER THING that a coach is supposed to guide the ship in the general direction of?!
i mean here we have: bass, terry, lee, green- FOUR BIG PIECES OF THE PUZZLE plus add in a fifth- DARKO who is gone- that's 5 out of 12 pieces of this year's team either performing POORLY or REPULSED off of the team by rivers.
unfortunately, since this is the prevailing flavor of the team = FAILURE OF THE NEW PEOPLE TO INTEGRATE- that is our identity- and that's what teams prey upon- they know rondo doesn't give a crap night to night and they can just wear out KG and Pierce.
by now green should be 15 a night, rondo 15+ a night plus TOP LEVEL QUALITY DEFENSE EVERY POSESSION and we have enough supplemental pieces to be way better than we are in the (now much) weak (er) east. only we stink. we are a trick or treat team with mostly tricks for the celts fans.
THAT is our identity. give us a bad team and we might just mail it in. give us a good team and we lose 5 out of 6 of those games too.
when THIS MANY THINGS- identity- any player new within the last two years, plus THREE WHO HAVE RECENTLY LEFT- darko, J. O'neal, davis all having made comments (in addition to BASS) about being confused about their role............ well c'mon- a genius like fierce- come on here and tell me who other than rivers constructs the roles of these players, humm?
Yup... Doc got too much mileage (aka credit) out of the Big3 when they first teamed up... people actually believe Doc is a brilliant coach. Heck, just last night the announcers (during the last possession in regulation) were saying Doc is known for great out of bounds plays... then we ended up with KG taking an off balance 3 point brick at the buzzer..
DOc needs to understand the NBA isnt the NFL... there arent certain players used just for offense or defense... in the NBA you go both ways, or so the Celtic players thought. Forget everything you learned starting from grade school , HS, college and the NBA and do only this.... Must be the same philosophy he uses with rotations....like Barbosa lighting it up the first day he was on the team... then benched.. now he wants out.
Most od us been begging for Sully to get much more minutes since we seen him play in the preseason.... finally hes getting more but why...Wilcox had to go down. All of a sudden the media is gushing all over SUlly as a gem... Sorry, Im just not crazy about Doc as a coach... wishwe held on to Thibs