Re: Celts vs. Bucks 11/10/12
posted at 11/11/2012 1:09 PM EST
In response to rameakap's comment:
The only thing resembling a 'rebuild' was swapping Allen for Lee, b/c of the 10 year age difference, but even that is shaky considering Lee was plan B, the C's tried to keep one of the oldest players in the sport, and Lee is making 2 million more than Allen.
The C's introduced Dooling, Pietrus, Bass, Steamer, Wilcox, Johnson, Hollins and Moore last year. Practically the same as Terry, Lee, Darko, Collins, Sully, Melo, Joseph, Barbosa and Green (who isn't even a new face). Were we rebuilding last year?
In '10 we swapped out Sheed for Shaq, brought in new guys like JO, Semih, Harangody, DWest, Sasha, Troy Murphy and made the monster Perk trade, that ended once and for all the starting 5 that won a title in '08. Were we rebuilding then?
Rebuilding teams go young, like VERY young, and aim for the lotto. So even tho Danny drafted Sully and Melo, he'd drafted super young kids before in Bill Walker, Semih and Avery, the lotto was NEVEr an option, and that was all while nobody felt we were 'rebuilding'.
Rebuilding teams dump huge expiring contracts (like Pierce's), don't EXTEND 36 year olds at 3/33 and don't give the FULL MLE to 35 year olds.
I'm sorry but the Celtics are NOT 'rebuilding'... they have a roster that may be 'rebuild' in that it has a lot of new additions... but there is a MAJOR difference between a ''rebuilt roster' and a 'rebuilding club', as anyone who knows about the NBA should easily understand.
Very well explained Rame. I still feel like we will be a very good team after its all said and done whether we make any changes or not. It is just a matter of developing the chemistry needed. I have always felt and still feel that is the most important aspect of a team. The Laker team that had Malone, Kobe, Shaq, and the Glove is a perfect example. No chemistry even though they made the finals. Pure talent took them there and the dominatiion by Shaq who by the way was the main reason for the Laker succes during that time period as evidence of his MVP awards. (just had to get that last little dig in)