Re: KRSTIC IS BETTER THAN PERK TOO... NBA SHOULD JUST SEND US THE RINGS NOW!
posted at 2/27/2011 11:56 AM EST
5 things i forgot to add... first, this starting unit has NEVER lost a game, they are undefeated with a 1.0000 winning percentage.. almost anyone they throw out there with the big 4 wil have a great record with them.. duh! had shaq played in game 7, we win.. had nenad played, we win.. had jo played, we win... had semih played, we win... who are we kidding.. perk is just one of a lot of other guys. heck if kg was healthy and playing as he is now, we win with or without perk. kg is the key! the 6 offensive rebounds nenad the big gonad had was the MOST by any celtic all year.. coincidence?
second, do not be shocked if we trade ray allen along with that 2012 first rounder at the trade deadline next year regardless of our record or whether we win a ring this year. esp if ray is healthy and playing as he is now, he will have value and can bring us both a younger sharpshooter/defender type and a young center type.
third, we keep forgetting the first rounder danny managed to squeeze out of the perk deal. if anything, i would think it would have gone the other way. we give a first for them taking an injured perk and a useless nate in exchange for two of their proven and healthy starters! i wonder who that second rounder will end up being in 2017? i bet danny is scouting him now.... i like how this team is positioning to still be competitive after the demise of the big 3. with rr, green, baby, and the guys we get in the ray trade we should be even better in 2012-2015... of course the competition is getting better too but thats part of the joy! i get danny's logic, just as i do with belichick and theo! about always staying title competitive while never mortgaging the future. do not want to endure another 15 year drought as we did following the last big 3...
fourth, like fact that danny already has doc's likely replacement right on the bench. sure that was part of the deal when he did another one-year hesitation deal. you can leave after this year but you must have a strong assistant who can take over when you are done without a major change being necessary... would be great if they had kept a sam cassell as a coach (who played within the system) so he could be around to continue the offense when doc does leave after next year... oh yep, they have tyron lue who played with doc with the magic at one point... never mind!
last, anyone notice how the celts got to the line 41 times last night, the most of the season? that tells u all you need to know about how much better we are now. used to be only pp could create his own shot and attack the hole. green clearly can do that. by nenad being outside as a threat, frees up the inside for drives rather than fat azzed perk clogging everything up.. plus by being aggressive (least for one nite), nenad got to the line five times.. either way i look for the celts to continue attacking the hoop and getting to the foul line just as miami does..