Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there?

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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? :  Back in 2006 Team USA had Bron, Wade, and Bosh but they still lost to Greece in the semis. 
    Posted by P34


    Wow, I didn't even remember that. That's a really cool observation. Different rules in international games, but still, that's pretty interesting.

    I think they may well win a championship or three at Miami. But I just don't think it'll be this season. Of course that's depending on injury and other outside influences.


     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : Wow, I didn't even remember that. That's a really cool observation. Different rules in international games, but still, that's pretty interesting. I think they may well win a championship or three at Miami. But I just don't think it'll be this season. Of course that's depending on injury and other outside influences.
    Posted by RUWorthy



    That's the reason why in 2006 Team USA lost to Greece. 

    Dwight Howard couldn't hit his free-throws so coach K had to play Bosh at Center. Obviously Bosh was too thin to bang inside so Team USA couldn't win the rebounding battle. 

    Greece even led by double digits at one point in that semis game. Lebron and Chris Paul couldn't hit open outside shots that's why the Greek team just collapsed and focused on defending the paint. 
     
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    Rumchale,

    you bandwagon fan lol...blake better than robinson....

    lets go to the stats...

    blake - 5.2 ppg 3.7 asst carrear...

    robinson -13.3 ppg 2.7 asst...

    ill take robinson...much better scorer...and almost as good as an asst. man.

    Look at you with your fisher v. rondo...

    rondo after being in the league for like 5 years has more steals and rebounds than fisher in 12 + years...

    if you need a steal or a rebound....ILL TAKE RONDO.....

    yes fisher is clutch for shooting...thats it...

    take your wana be tough guy act OFF THIS THREAD...
     
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    jimmyjack,

    BOSH IS NOT THE BEST PF IN THE LEAGUE....

    Dirk is still the best looking at stats..Then Tim duncan...Then Amare...After that then you have gasol, kg...then after its bosh..

    Bosh has been a stats guy..BUT HAS ALWAYS been SOFT...remember pierces dunk on him!!!!!   The other guys I mentioned WOULD NEVER LET THAT HAPPEN...

    thats why the heat will loose this year..Lebronte is SOFT...BOSH SOFT...
     
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    I think they they prepared for all the possible teams they will play. They did not have the legnth to battle the Lakers last year. Realistically it took heart to get by Orlando and Cleveland with Just Perk KG Sheed and BB. I think they saw what was needed to meet there goal and went out and filled the needs. Let's start up front, Miami has no real front line, Z is old, Bosh is not a banger and Haslim in undersized. Orlando has two bigs, but rarely play them together, I simply don't believe in Carlos Boozer as a winner although I feel Noah is going to better this year. The Lakers if we get there have Bynum if healthy after yet another knee injury, Odom and Gasol. If we are healthy I like our chances a lot. In the back court without Ben Gordon Chicago has no real back court. Rose is good, but Luol Deng is one dimensional and Kyle Korver is a 10 minute a game guy that shoots threes only. Miami has Chalmers, ok, Eddie House, ok backup, Wade who is a serious threat and Lebron who can also play the two or three. Orlando is more well rounded in it's backcourt with Nelson, Lewis and Reddick. The Lakers have an older Fisher, Kobe who is still a top 5 player no question, but they have a bench of Barnes and Blake, never been really sold on either of those guys. In all honesty the Celtics and Lakers have the best all around teams. The one question mark for the Lakers is can you count on Ratliff in that rotation if someone gets hurt? I say no. He's been injury prone for a few years up until last year where he did play I believe 60+ games, but I don't feel he has much left in the tank. For the Celtics is if you meet the Lakers can you count on Rondo down the stretch? I say no. He can't shoot, won't shoot and he allows Kobe to roam. The C's may have to play West down the stretch simply to neutralize that and force Kobe to play straight up D. If both teams get there it would be better for the league that this Lebron con job of a team. I'm not predicting a winner, but would be a hell of a series again. Dfury13
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    terrific analysis man!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : If what you're saying is true then the Cavs should at least have 1 championship by now.  Back in 2006 Team USA had Bron, Wade, and Bosh but they still lost to Greece in the semis. 
    Posted by P34

    they should...but the cavs figured over the hill players were going to help lebron win and come playoff time, they all disappeared

    although no one says the rest of the cavs quit on the team even though the evidence is clearly there

    1 man doth not win many titles
     
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    jimmyjack, BOSH IS NOT THE BEST PF IN THE LEAGUE.... Dirk is still the best looking at stats..Then Tim duncan...Then Amare...After that then you have gasol, kg...then after its bosh.. Bosh has been a stats guy..BUT HAS ALWAYS been SOFT...remember pierces dunk on him!!!!!   The other guys I mentioned WOULD NEVER LET THAT HAPPEN... thats why the heat will loose this year..Lebronte is SOFT...BOSH SOFT...
    Posted by DoctorCO

    now that you got the caps out of your system...

    your argument is still weak though

    look at the stats and then the team

    bosh was the raptors
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : now that you got the caps out of your system... your argument is still weak though look at the stats and then the team bosh was the raptors
    Posted by Jimmy42Jack0


    And, let me guess, you liked him on the Raptors.  It's just coincidence that he is on the Heat now.

    I don't think I can handle a year of haven't-won-anything-yet Heat fans on here.

    The East goes through Boston until further notice - end of story.
     
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    Posted by BirdandCowens


    OK its settled the East goes through Miami!  You've been wrong....well since you became a member on this subject.  Celtics will be lucky to secure a three hole in the coming playoffs.  END OF STORY.
     
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    The championship goes through L.A......the rest is all talk.
     
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    I agree with the first post that the Celtics are bulit to better match up against the Lakers than aginst the Heat.  Even in 2008, a fast atheltic team, the Hawks, gave the Celts trouble.  I expect the Heat to play at an out of this world speed, something that will be hard to contend with.  I believe that the Celts can grind them out but it will be a battle of wills and attrition.  With their front line, I will look forward to the Celts committing a bunch of hard fouls to knock Mebron, Wade and Bosh on to their rear end.  If the Celts win, they will have to win ugly.  I wish they had one more better quality wing player although Delonte's addition has made me feel much better.
     
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    Saw an interesting comment in another thread and thought I'd make a topic of it. Do you think the Celtics have actually constructed a team to beat the L.A. Lakers while not concentrating on assembling a team that will beat the Bulls, Magic and especially The Heat? Logically we could assume that they have a stronger team (on paper) from last year. Although time will tell how the absence of Tony Allen and long time injury to Kendrick Perkins will hinder the team. There is still a question mark in my mind over Shaq (even thought I adore the big fella) and JON. How will they blend with the team when the games start to matter. How will they be used in the rotation? Seems to me that management may have designed this team with the purpose of beating the Lakers. I think the Magic did a similar thing after their loss to us in the '09 finals. And it cost them the next season.
    Posted by RUWorthy


    Good points.  I don't think they designed the team just to beat the lakers.  I have three reasons for this:
    1.  We were last in the league in rebounding last year.  That is an issue that needed to be addressed and was.
    2.  JON needed to be signed because we knew Perk would be out until at least Jan.  With only the MLE available, it was a good signing.
    3.  They hesitated for so long on Shaq.  I do think Shaq wants to beat the lakers, and it does look like they were built for that purpose.  However, Shaq was the missing piece, another big.........it's just a coincidence it's Shaq!!

    Know what I mean?
     
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    Posted by BirdandCowens

    no, i dont like the raptors...but facts are facts and he was the face of the franchise and its best player for 7 years

    and in case you havent noticed...the season is 2010-2011 now...no one has won anything yet this season
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : That was exactly the answer I was expecting.  You were NOT a Heat fan last year, though.  Was it Cavs?
    Posted by BirdandCowens

    hahaha...well on the one hand im glad i didnt disappoint

    but no...the only cleveland team i root for is the injuns...and its only because their team was featured in the best baseball movie of all time

    see other thread regarding the fact i bleed black and red and have for over 20 years now
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : no, i dont like the raptors...but facts are facts and he was the face of the franchise and its best player for 7 years and in case you havent noticed...the season is 2010-2011 now...no one has won anything yet this season
    Posted by Jimmy42Jack0


    Good luck with the Heat but the championship still runs through L.A! (That's if you get past the east)
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : Good luck with the Heat but the championship still runs through L.A! (That's if you get past the east)
    Posted by RUMcHale

    thanks and only until june

    Cool
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : Well, then, good luck to you and your team this year.  I can't waste any more time on this - I think you are two years away.  And the East still goes through Boston, even MeBron says that!
    Posted by BirdandCowens

    thanks...2 years away?

    well thats pretty rediculous in and of itself but you are entitles to your own opinion

    and lebron only said that because its the politically correct thing to say

    time for the new big 3 to reign!
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : thanks...2 years away? well thats pretty rediculous in and of itself but you are entitles to your own opinion and lebron only said that because its the politically correct thing to say time for the new big 3 to reign!
    Posted by Jimmy42Jack0


    HAHAHA!!!

    I think time to get healthy first is more appropriate. 
     
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    Posted by P34

    lebron is healthy

    wade is close

    and mike miller rolled his ankle but not too badly...

    aside from that...team is good to go
     
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    Posted by Jimmy42Jack0




    What is rediculous?  Another "word" like irregardless?
     
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    Anyone who believes we won't win this year and win big against a lot of teams is kidding theirselves. This is a great Celtics team with a lot of experience playing together and are virtually healthy. By signing the O'Neals we have solidified ourselves in being THE TEAM TO BEAT no matter who the so called CHAMPS are suppose to be.
     
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    Posted by Jimmy42Jack0


    Heat have clearly upgraded at the 3 and 4.  They are below average at the 1, and old at the 5.  The Celtics will be able to exploit Chalmers, Z, and yes even Bosh (by far the weakest link of the 3).  Wade and MeBron will be able to carry the team on many nights against weaker opponents, but the Celtics, with a 100% healthy KG, will show they are still the best in East on 10/26.  The Heat are 2 years away, they will only have the MLE next year, and they must upgrade at the 5. After that, they will have to upgrade at PG.  By then the Celtics and lakers will be too old, and it will be their time to win - and Phil Jackson will be the coach.
     
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    In Response to Re: Celtics planning for the NBA Finals before they get there? : Heat have clearly upgraded at the 3 and 4.  They are below average at the 1, and old at the 5.  The Celtics will be able to exploit Chalmers, Z, and yes even Bosh (by far the weakest link of the 3).  Wade and MeBron will be able to carry the team on many nights against weaker opponents, but the Celtics, with a 100% healthy KG, will show they are still the best in East on 10/26.  The Heat are 2 years away, they will only have the MLE next year, and they must upgrade at the 5. After that, they will have to upgrade at PG.  By then the Celtics and lakers will be too old, and it will be their time to win - and Phil Jackson will be the coach.
    Posted by BirdandCowens

    A. agree with the bold
    B. chalmers is still a good defender...playing in a good defensive system...its not exactly like rondo was the one lighting up the heat in the playoffs
    C. good luck on keeping KG at 100% all year long...same for pierce and allen and shaq and JON...season is grueling for those with all those years on them...its going to catch up with them and like was seen last year...if they take the regular season off...it will be that much more difficult to win at the end(even though you were close)
    D. as much as people think Center is a weakness for miami, i dont think it will be...big Z, pittman, and joel anthony can hold down the position and at the very least, make bigs earn their points from the stripe...and while bosh isnt a great defender, he is still a good rebounder, and so is wade and lebron at their respective positions...if you dont make that first shot against the heat, good luck getting the rebound
    E. im more worried about production from the point guard...but chalmers is pretty good from deep and eddie house is still eddie house...plus wade and lebron will be bringing the ball up court anyways...

    as much as people knock the heat's bench...its still deep and it does have size...dont forget how effective of a player haslem is too...IMO and i know ill get flamed for it but the heat are as deep as the celtics when you consider probably rotations
     
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    Posted by Jimmy42Jack0

    Congrats, another person who realizes what this user/handle is up to.  Seriously everything for this user has to be an argument!  Andddddd, is not happy until this user has won with the last word.  Jimmy, you are spot on and some people just don't get it. 
     
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