Posted by Ortiz123
Well, that's all well and good, Ortiz, but as I see it, many people are saying that we must make a trade (and implying that if you don't agree, you are stupid) and it reminds me of the whole "trade Ray Allen" phenom of a few years ago.
I can show you a post from the archives where Petey was patiently trying to explain to me why is is of the utmost, vital importance that we trade an aging, ineffective Ray Allen so we get something for his expiring contract. And he was serious! (Yeah, I have a long memory.)
And why would anyone in his right mind have traded Ray last year? For whom? This type of speculation is ridiculous and demeaning to our players as is so much of the discourse on this board. This is a fan board, is it not? Or is it a hater board? Let's hate on our team because they are struggling.
Just take Perk for instance: how stupid do you have to be to not understand how good Perk is, how important he is to the Celtic's success? There are a lot of stupid people on this board who don't really know a thing about professional basketball and that is very well illustrated by posters comments about Perk.
So why should we think they are any smarter when it comes to running a basketball team and making personnel decisions? I rest my case.
If your child is struggling in school,or injured, do you start looking for possible trades, for another kid, a better kid, a brighter kid, a healther kid who can fill in the missing pieces of your self-esteem that you have so wrapped up in him or her? Or do you support your kid and root for him or her to get better, to do better?
And if you believe Danny Ainge's hyperbole, about trading Bird, well, he probably has some swamp land in Florida to sell you.
I understand that you started this thread for fun, Possible Trades, and that some people like this kind of thing, looking around the league and wondering who is available that could help the C's, but there is a whole nother contingent of fans out here who see this as a type of betrayal of our team, but who, more importantly, also see it as people who don't know enough, acting as though they do know enough, enough to 2nd guess the professionals who have done a pretty damn good job of running the Celtics. Only one team can win the title each year, and except for bad luck injuries and the corrupt NBA, we could have 3 titles -- that's pretty good management.
Don't believe for a minute that Danny was ever serious about trading Ray unless he could get a top 10 player in return and nobody, no fool, bit.
So, yeah, to some of us the endless, foolish trade talk is very irritating, and if some fools feel it is their right to insist that we must make a trade, then I guess it is alright for us fools who support the team and it's managers to call them out on their foolishness and let them know how irritating it is to us.
Remember all the nonsense trade threads last week? KG for Darth Vadar? They are about to start up again in earnest.