Re: I see a battle between the Knicks and Celtics for 2nd place in the Atlantic..
posted at 8/17/2013 9:50 PM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to franquazi's comment:
So you don't think Rondo, Green, Bass, Humphries, Wallace, Lee, Bogans doesn't have experience? Those are 7 players could easily can be on our rotation next season.. Also experience is overrated in today's NBA..Did you saw Golden State last year?? Then you add the potential of Sullinger, Olynyk, Faverani, Bradley and Brooks. You need to understand that now Rondo's game will rise because he will play freely without Pierce and KG halfcourt game limitaton style. We will press, run and play a collective game, We now are a far better rebounding team. We still need to improve our interior defense and 3pt shooting. Maybe Faverani and Melo emerge at center and Courtney Lee finds himself again or could be Brooks or both. We have potential and the Knicks stinks!! What they acomplish last year was beating and old team without his all star point guard and that's it!! The Atlantic is too weak!! Also why are you asumming Rondo isn't playing? I make my predictions with him playing and playing his best basketball..The Italian Stallion isn't going to bring a championship to NY!! Go CELTICS!!
Here's the thing, the Celts' goal is develop players, not win as many games as possible.
Rondo will not be 100% when the season starts.
So Rondo will most likely not play in November and maybe even December.
Lee, Bogans, Bass, Humpy, and Bass are all role players.
Role players will not make you win 50 games.
The Knicks are a 50-win team, the Celts are not.
Jeff Green is the only scorer on the team.
But can Jeff Green produce 18-20 points per game on a consistent basis?
We'll find out this season.
Again, if we're just going to base it on paper, player for player, the Celts are nearly as talented as the Knicks. But that's not how it goes in the NBA.
If we're going to your logic then the Lakers would have easily won 60 games last season.
At the very least, the Knicks are going to win 10-20 more games than the Celtics next season.
The more realistic battle is for 3rd between the Raptors and the Celtics.
Fierce let me explain you why I think celts have a chance to battle for 2nd in the atlantic with the knicks..To be honest to you and all here I'm sure this celtics team is a lot better than last year squad. Ohh yeahh!! I'm not crazy here are the facts. We aren't old anymore so that means that we aren't going to faint and die in the 4th quarter like last year team. We have 1st class defense from 1 to 3 with Rondo, Bradley and Green. We can add Sullinger to that list too. Olynyk is so talented..He doesn't need to block shots to be effective in the paint on defense and we saw that at the summer league. So this team will run and gun 48 minutes. Also Fierce you talk like if the celtics players aren't going to get better from year to year basis. YOUNG PLAYERS IMPROVE EACH YEAR MORON!! Stop the negative talk. Avery Bradley learn a lot from last year playoff series against the knicks and he will be a better player this year. So Rondo, Green, Sullinger, Brooks, Lee, Bass, Crawford and also our rookies are high IQ and wil open a lot of eyes in the league. On the other hand the knicks doesn't get any better with the additions of Bargnani and World Peace. Those two are discarded players who doesn't play any defense anymore and their best years are in the past. If you add Amare, Prigioni, Kmart to that list then you have a mediocre team. The knicks won a lot of games last year but that was because eastern conference teams were bad too. I say they will struggle against the Cavs, Pistons, Bucks, Hawks, Magic, Nets, Bulls, Pacers, Heat, Celts and I don't even started to mention west teams. You can tell that the celtics are gonna struggle even more but I desagree because those teams will want to beat the Knicks a lot more than beating the celtics just because the Knicks represent a former contender and teams want to beat the best. That's my hypotesis. Celts are gonna be the under dogs and will surprise and play hard. Even the Heat WILL HAVE PROBLEMS CONTAINING THE CELTICS!!