posted at 4/21/2012 10:59 AM EDTIn Response to Re: Realistcally:
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realistcally : Actually man all we know is some anonymous guy told yahoo sports we were that close to a trade like that. It's just a rumor. As far as the orginal question goes yeah I would have blown it up. No doubt. I love Pierce though.
Posted by snakeoil123[/QUOTE]
I would have been very upset if Pierce was ever traded. A lot of my friends who are NBA fans also agree that Pierce should retire with the Celtics. He deserves the right to retire with this team and shouldn't be in any discussions about trades. He carried the team when they were awful and before Ray and KG were on this team.
posted at 4/21/2012 5:37 PM EDTIn Response to Re: Realistcally:
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realistcally : I wish you were right about getting the 18th banner. But REALISTICALLY, the Celts aren't going to come out of the East. Although they have played well since the all-star break and have not been at full strength, the Celts rebounding deficit is too much to overcome. I can't ever recall a Celtic team which rebounds as poorly as this one. They continually give the opposition second chance points. And against the elite teams, the Celts will be exposed. DA should have traded PP, RA and KG at the beginning of the season. I love those guys, but it's a business and the Celts desperately need to get younger and more althletic. The Celts have some promising young players ( ie. Bradley ) and they need to build around RR and Bradley.
Posted by zeitgeist49[/QUOTE]
Celtics of the future can, and hopefully will, build around Rondo and Bradley, as well as Bass, possibly Green, Moore, Johnson, Stiemsma, Hollins is a possibility, and the recently signed Sean Williams. They also have two first round picks in the upcoming draft and a lot of cap space to pursue free agents. The future does indeed look bright as orchestrated by the Celtics brass. However, the here and now is not exactly devoid of talented players even though some are older gentlemen. I'm enjoying the progress the current Celtics have made throughout the year and suspect they will compete with all their will to the best of their collective ability to make banner number 18 a realistic possibility.