Re: Darko only White player quits C's
posted at 11/21/2012 1:17 AM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
Regarding Darko not lighting the world on fire.. just how many Celtics do see doing that at all??? Right, few if any... so why's Darko any different than Collins? Maybe Doc led Darko on all preseason, like he did us in interviews, that the guy could play a role.
Oh c'mon- the difference b/t darko and collins was that collins was not an over hyped draft pick MISTAKE. collins went on to be a TERRIBLE per minute rebounder in even his BEST SEASON in the league.
Darko proved in both ORL and MIN that he could function as a ham and egger #5 and gather rebounds, score some points, while blocking b/t 1.5 and 2 shots a night in LIMITED MINUTES becuase he is a LIMITED PLAYER- and that said NOWHERE NEAR AS LIMITED AND HORRIBLE AS COLLINS
this is not even close people!!!! for whatever STUPID reason- and i think it's a repeating pattern that KG likely has something to do with- white centers don't last four seconds around KG- go back and look at the roster in minny- plenty of terrible black 5's but KG's non-sensical hate parade against the likes of pryzbilla made no sense. and frankly, if that stupidity did not exist we should have gambled on pryzbilla this year- a functional big banger who had ALREADY come back from an injury and finished out the end of last season with 20-30 STRONG games- did not perform as a diminished player. and was a free agent for a long period of time in the off season
so now you have pryzbilla passed on, krystic lasts not long, semih lasts not long, stiessma not re-signed despite showing valuable traits and the tendency to improve / POTENTIAL to improve and now darko puts out in the pre-season and then walks away in disgust.
this IS NOT AN ISOLATED PATTERN with the 5 position whites coming and going like crappe through a goose on the KG celtics team. kg's universal loathing of pryzbilla was legendary and totally not based in any realistic scenario of "pryzbilla did something to deserve it"
so the question is- how many white 5's have walked from the celts and whose fault is it most likely to be? i think danny has brought in some good pieces. ALL limited guys but all could have and/or did for a brief period contribute and then never stayed around. you do the math