Re: Docs plan for Jeff Green
posted at 3/28/2011 6:08 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Docs plan for Jeff Green
[QUOTE]Petey, interesting, albeit complicated theory. I've told you before that your opinion is one of the more logical, but in this case, I just can't see it. I just don't buy the logic, my friend. First, I separate Danny and Doc because based on Doc's reactions, I just don't think he wanted this trade
. he bought into it for the same reason the rest of us did - its good for the team over the long run. But in the short run, it greatly reduces or risks Doc's chance to win another championship.....one that he wins with that "starting 5 that has never lost a series". You think he came back for this?? Now for Danny, it seems to me that if Danny knew that JON and Shaq would be out or if he even THOUGHT they might be out for the rest of the season, what is the theory about why he would trade Semih?
And if he found out just a couple of days after the trade, why would Shaq continue to lie about it? What is Shaq's motivation for lying? And.....whatever you thought Shaq's reason might have been, what is the chances that Doc, Shaq, Danny, and JON ALL had motivations come together to conspire to lie about both Shaq and JON coming back? Wow - this sounds like the time earlier this year when everyone on this board said the team was lying about KG's injury and that there was more to it. In the end it was the same thing it was with just about every other injury - they try to hold people out as long as they can to help them heal near 100%
. Sometimes, it is what it is and the conspiracy is not there. maybe you're right about it......but the logic of it just doesn't hold true when looking at the motivations of Doc, Shaq, and JON. Just my view.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
I agree that Doc and DA are not in the same boat on this trade issue. I put the onus on DA.
I think Danny believed, rightfully so, that Semih was NOT the answer in any way, long-term. This guy was as injured and inconsistently in and out of the lineup too so I really don't think DA put much confidence in Semih. Since he was traded to Cleveland, he's played in only ONE GAME. That's why I believe DA traded Semih.
I don't think the Celtics were forthright about KG's injury 2 years ago. That is the injury that many believe the Celtics concealed. You kept hearing how his return date was being pushed back until it was determined once the playoffs began that he was indeed out for the season. We're experiencing the same things with the O'Neals.
I don't think anyone is lying about injuries. I do believe they are being less than forthright in divulging injury information. I think Shaq and JON may believe they are returning but with Shaq mentioning getting a "shot", that tells me he knows he's not healthy. I just think these guys know they are NOT healthy and may not return. Like we're told on some of our posts, "be optimistic