Re: Future Free Agent Opportunity
posted at 3/16/2011 7:57 PM EDT
In Response to Future Free Agent Opportunity
[QUOTE]summer 2011 Zach Randolf, an ideal replacement for Garnett becomes a FA but Green, Davis, Krstic, West, Arroyo also become FA summer 2012 Derrick Rose (Garnett, Allen, Shaq and Jermaine become FA and one would think all are gone and/or will free up significant cap room) summer 2013 Dwight Howard ?? Howard (C), Randolf (PF), Green (SF), Rose (PG) is a championship team in 2014 What a nice dream.
Posted by Eldunker[/QUOTE]
Let's see... there will be a lockout which will result in a hard salary cap... that will leave very little player movement and cap dollars will be at a premium - won't good players want to go somewhere there is at least some talent to build with?
I think we are going to see a neew nba over the next couple of years - one where kids stay in college a lot longer because GMs will no longer draft on potential because they won't be able to carry players that cannot contribute while taking up cap dollars. So they will stay in school longer to get more coaching and polish. I think with a hard cap - one and done will be a thing of the past.
With less player movement and draft picks becoming more critical there will be a higher level of play in the league.
But even if I am way off - won't the stars want to go where there is some talent to build around? The Cs won't have any unless somehow Danny is able to replace each of the big 3 as they go - they got a nice player in Green but not a replacement for any of the Big 3.
My fear is Danny does a Joe Dumars - get lesser players than the ones they replaced and end up in the land of mediocrity or worse in the lottery but near the number 1 pick - lose Billups, Wallace, Wallace add Gordon, Charlie V and get nothing out of the draft because they stay at least somewhat relevant and then s uck.
Joe Dumars was once considered a great executive - now I am not sure how he has a job.
He tried to disrupt the natural cycle of the league and failed.
With Walker and Pierce the Cs were too good to get better through the draft and too bad to win. The best thing that could have happened for that team that went to the ECF was for Pierce and Walker to have season ending injuries for a couple of years. Instead players were brought in that were not enough to get them over the hump and ended up costing them another 5 years.
For those that think that there is some sort of Celtics Mystique, it went awway a long time ago and there is no incentive to come to Boston especially with nobody to build around. Everyone that thinks that kids that come from the south and have a choice think that it is a good thing to come to Boston with no surrounding talent and ummmm WINTER..... Hands please? Hands? Anyone? Bueller?......