Re: Celts in the top 5 in 2 weeks
posted at 1/11/2014 3:08 PM EST
In response to Kingface12's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
In response to Fiercy's comment:
Celts already in the top 5 of the lottery as of today.
Would you kindly in baby talk format...I mean keep it simple--- what the benefit is being last at the end of the season or being 5th to last so still in the lottery. I don't understand the ping pong award. In Google it said last team gets 250 ping pongs ??? I hate to open wounds but being last doesn't automatically award us the #1 pick---correct ? Didn't we lose out on Tim Duncan because the ball didn't fall our way. Anyway, thanks for a simple answer so I can know if I still want us to have the best last win record or anywhere in the bottom 5 records.
It doesn't get more simpler than this ... the odds of getting the 1st pick for each of the 14 lottery teams ... finishing 5th gives the C's a 7.6% chance of the #1 pick. For those odds we should dismantle our core????
The odds are much better from the 4th spot up;
#1 spot 25% chance
#2 spot 19.9% chance
#3 spot 15.6% chance
#4 spot 11.9% chance
#5 spot 7.6% chance
#6 spot 7.5% chance
#7 spot 4.3% chance
#8 spot 2.8% chance
#9 spot 1.5% chance
#10 spot 1.4% chance
#11 spot .8% chance
#12 spot .7% chance
#13 spot .6% chance
#14 spot .5% chance
Actually....it's even 'more simpler' than that. WE DO NOT HAVE A CORE! Our 'core' is injured, got traded last year and left via FA the year before that..... What we have now is a bunch of role players that would probably be the bench of a solid team. Other than Sully would you really be upset if any of these 'Celtics' got traded? I'm also pretty sure that the world would not implode if Sully did get traded as well!
What they need to do is use this time to develop the young players on this team more to audition them to see if they COULD BE THE CORE. Sully, Oly, Fav...they all need more minutes.
I like your sense of humor putting in parenthesis "more simpler ". Maybe that's accepted colloquialism for "simpler or more simple" !!!
I agree with your assessment that this is NOT a core team and I do like Sully but, yes, everyone else and not even as a 6th player would be a bench player on core teams. Keep Rondo, and hope he recovers from his injury and Sully and all could go and build through the draft.
Living in the SF Bay area I go to a lot of Warriors games, love hearing "Beat LA, Beat LA" as if I were in Boston but now in addition to the Lakers it includes the Clippers. The Warriors are a young team that has largely been built through the draft. With Stephen Curry( who daggered us last night the best 3 pt shooter in the game, I think) , Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes all drafted in the first round, the Warriors have become an extremely competitive & fun team to watch under the coaching of Mark Jackson and I think the "Cs" could do the same with a great draft & coaching under College Minded Stevens who has worked well with younger players.