Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

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    Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

    We begin next season at near last in the league, until trades in Dec and Feb, then the team makes considerable improvement (and momentum for next year) and we end the season as just making the top 10 lottery group.  We're not winning squat, but we're not intentionally "tanking" either.  No good coach instills that mentality with his players.  But this season will be to position the team for next year so:

    1. Rondo - will be allowed to fully heal and only begins playing in late October to showcase his skills and good health in preparation for a December trade.

    2. Bradley - Plays some PG and is given the greenlight to shoot often from the outside to build accuracy and confidence. Who cares if he misses frequently (not tanking, but...).

    3. Green - is the go-to guy. He builds his potential and swagger as the team leader and stud.  

    4. Wallace - is a main man off the bench with his number called frequently to position for December or Feb trade.

    5. Sully - plays sparingly to fully recover, until after the Rondo trade in December, when the PF position is thinned out and the new team begins to take form.

    6. Bass - starts at PF and given the ball so he can be showcased for December or Feb trades.  Bass is priority trade bait.

    7. Humphries -  Plays mostly center! If not traded, he's benched in later part of season and we leverage expiring contract.

    8. Oylnyk - is played sparingly at both PF and Center.  He plays extremely well and Fans will rebel, until he is sharing minutes at PF with Sully in the later part of the season (with a new center on board via Rondo trade).

    9. Lee - emerges as the big surprise in the new system.  He plays both PG and SG very well and becomes a key contributor and keper.

    10. Brooks - meh. gets hot from the outside and an occasional big game, but is like a poor man's  Eddie House.  

    11. Crawford - starts at SG when Bradley at the point and is inconsistent but one of the team's leading scorers.  

    12. Colton - Back and forth from D League   

    13. Shavlik - Back and forth from D League. 

    14. Melo - back and forth but mostly stays in D League for much needed playing experience 

    15. Joseph - roster filler at SF

    16. Bogans - is a complete waste and traded or released outright depending upon team injuries.

    Long term keepers:  Bradley, Lee, Green, Sully, Olynyk, Melo

    Trade priority:  Rondo, Bogans, Wallace, Bass, Humphries = Center (starter), PG, SF in return

    Wait and see:  Crawford, Brooks, Colton, Joseph, Shavlik 

     

     

     
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    Re: Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

    I don't understand how Rondo is a trade priority when Jeff Green is not. They're both allstars they both have deals expiring at the same time (if Green opts out of the player option, which I think he does), and both make similar money.

     

    Call me crazy, but I think Rondo, Green and xyz all-star with a solid supporting cast can contend in the weak east. ESPECIALLY, if Dany doesn't trade away all of these picks for the xyz allstar.

     

    If we could put together a package or make a QO for: Love/Monroe/Cousins/MGasol/Noah next summer while keeping a core of Rondo & Green and some supplementary players like Bradley, Sullinger, Olynyk ... we can contend.

     

    If we can build a competing team around Rondo next summer, I am positive we can get him to sign a semi-friendly contract extension. PLUS, we own his rights so it could be like a 5 year 80M deal. Jeff could be had at a 5 year 60M deal. The key is we have a steady influx of young pieces on rookie contracts to fill in around those two guys.

     

    Call me crazy, but I'm right on this.

     
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    Re: Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

     

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    Wanna bet Rondo is NOT going to get traded in December?

    Why do you want to get rid of Rondo prematurely?

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    Fierce, its irrational hate. You just can't ask "why?" and expect a reasonable answer.

     

    You got to trade Rondo because he's got to be traded. Its that simple.

     
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    Re: Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

    In response to R9R's comment:

      You just can't ask "why?" and expect a reasonable answer.



    Jeez... R9R... posters have tried about a thousand times.

    Dunno why they can't get thru to you.

    Pud

     
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    Re: Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

    In response to Eldunker's comment:

     

    We begin next season at near last in the league, until trades in Dec and Feb, then the team makes considerable improvement (and momentum for next year) and we end the season as just making the top 10 lottery group.  We're not winning squat, but we're not intentionally "tanking" either.  No good coach instills that mentality with his players.  But this season will be to position the team for next year so:

    1. Rondo - will be allowed to fully heal and only begins playing in late October to showcase his skills and good health in preparation for a December trade.

    2. Bradley - Plays some PG and is given the greenlight to shoot often from the outside to build accuracy and confidence. Who cares if he misses frequently (not tanking, but...).

    3. Green - is the go-to guy. He builds his potential and swagger as the team leader and stud.  

    4. Wallace - is a main man off the bench with his number called frequently to position for December or Feb trade.

    5. Sully - plays sparingly to fully recover, until after the Rondo trade in December, when the PF position is thinned out and the new team begins to take form.

    6. Bass - starts at PF and given the ball so he can be showcased for December or Feb trades.  Bass is priority trade bait.

    7. Humphries -  Plays mostly center! If not traded, he's benched in later part of season and we leverage expiring contract.

    8. Oylnyk - is played sparingly at both PF and Center.  He plays extremely well and Fans will rebel, until he is sharing minutes at PF with Sully in the later part of the season (with a new center on board via Rondo trade).

    9. Lee - emerges as the big surprise in the new system.  He plays both PG and SG very well and becomes a key contributor and keper.

    10. Brooks - meh. gets hot from the outside and an occasional big game, but is like a poor man's  Eddie House.  

    11. Crawford - starts at SG when Bradley at the point and is inconsistent but one of the team's leading scorers.  

    12. Colton - Back and forth from D League   

    13. Shavlik - Back and forth from D League. 

    14. Melo - back and forth but mostly stays in D League for much needed playing experience 

    15. Joseph - roster filler at SF

    16. Bogans - is a complete waste and traded or released outright depending upon team injuries.

    Long term keepers:  Bradley, Lee, Green, Sully, Olynyk, Melo

    Trade priority:  Rondo, Bogans, Wallace, Bass, Humphries = Center (starter), PG, SF in return

    Wait and see:  Crawford, Brooks, Colton, Joseph, Shavlik 

     

     

     



     

    Joseph, Shavlik, Melo and Colton aren't even on the team.

     

    Edit" My apologies  I just noticed this was bumped from over a month ago.

     
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    Re: Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

    In response to puddinpuddin's comment:

    In response to R9R's comment:

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      You just can't ask "why?" and expect a reasonable answer.

     



    Jeez... R9R... posters have tried about a thousand times.

     

    Dunno why they can't get thru to you.

    Pud

    [/QUOTE]

    Perhaps you should have responded to Fierce's challenge and proposed some trades for Rondo.  Until then it sounds like most posters are ready to trade Rondo for a sandwich.  "Addition by subtraction" as you put it.  Unless you have already proposed some trade that I have missed.

     
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    Re: Is This How Next Season Unfolds?

    Couple of points:

    1.  Shav is not a "legitimate" center by any stretch of the imagination.  Even if he is brought back he would be behind Fav and Hump IMO.

    2.  Rondo is the only real asset we have to trade that will land us a quality center AND allow us to dump bad contracts to free up Cap space.  He has much more value than Green.     

    3.  We don't know which quality Centers are available now or may become available over time due to backcourt injuries, attitude, performance, system fit.  If Drummond plays center and Smith can't adjust to SF, and Jennings isn't producing, then Monroe might become available.  

    4.  The Celtics need a center to be competitive in 2014-2015 (and its not coming from the draft IMO).  Danny will just have to keep his ear to the ground and pounce when the opportunity is right.  I don't see Danny giving Rondo $13M in advance of a potential near max multi-year deal that is not protected in 2015 FA, unless his well discussed dificiencies are no longer team affecting limitations. 

     
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