Re: Kevin Love
posted at 7/13/2014 9:47 PM EDT
In response to mellymel3's comment:
In response to teejaytee70's comment:
In response to sycophant123's comment:
I really don't get the fascination with Kevin Love. A lot of the people on this board seem more like star struck 12 year olds then basketball fans. Love is a very good player who would do absolutely nothing to change the fortunes of the Celtics.
I would rather have Sully for cheap then pay 100 million bucks for Love. The difference between the two is probably three wins a year.
Amen. Love is a great rebounder. I throw scoring out the window when a player is on a bad team. Give Sully the same minutes and shots Love gets and see the numbers he puts up.
I am so over this Love crap you couldn't find my interest in him with an electron microscope...guys are using DA to build up their value in contract negotiations and that's it. We have to get a lot closer to building a good young team before any established star will come here in FA to make the difference to win championships. There will be no quick fix this time around. Green was brought here because DA felt he had a shot to win something with KG, PP, J Shuttlesworth and Rondon't and because he didn't want to give Perkins a big contract with his lack of all around game and questionable knee. Face it, the Mr. Green Jeans experiment has been a hideous dismal failure. Rondon't will never get a max contract here so one way or the other he's gone too. That's why they drafted two guards this year in the 1st round.
Watch what DA does, not what he says.
The Green experiment didn't fail. KG got old, Rondo got hurt, and Ray left town. Green would be fine if he had a star to lead rather than asking him to lead. In the end, bad luck and Danny's constant dealing caused us to fail.
Moreover, I don't understand the love with creating cap room for the future. We are not going to end up with some great players in 2015 from having cap room. Look at the list of FAs in 2015: Kevin Love, DeAndre Jordan, Goran Dragic, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol and Roy Hibbert are the top ones. Love isn't coming here by himself and if he did, you'll all be as disappointed as you are with Green because with a good cast, Love can't even get INTO the playoffs! He'll go to a place where he's the second or 3rd star. He is Chris Bosh and will be great as the third star. The other guys:
Dragic is just a little better than Rondo and won't lead anyone to a championship.
Aldridge is good but we see from his current play, he's a great big man shooter but not a good passer and not great D. Again - no great leader there.
Gasol is the best of the bunch (who knew long ago), but what will attract him to Boston?
Hibbert - again, a 3rd option, at best.
Best thing for the C's is to tank, AGAIN, get more young players, and count on being irrelevant for another 2 and probably 3 years.
Get ready boys, we are in for watching some constant losing if Ainge doesn't get something big THIS YEAR.