Re: really, what did C's do this offseason?
posted at 7/24/2012 9:20 PM EDT
In Response to Re: really, what did C's do this offseason?
[QUOTE]nutter, Bynum is in denial. He knows that the Fakers are what the Celtics were the past couple of years, 3 great starters, a PG and a cloud of dust after that. It's just that the Fakers couldn't get any further than the 2nd round with that group of losers. The Fakers are nothing but 3 starters who are incapable of playing 38-40 minutes a game any longer. They've added a PG who will be 50 next season and the best thing about him is that he's better than what they have and that's not saying much. I remember Ramon Sessions first couple games and the Fakers were predicting the NBA Title. Funny how those things turn out! That's why they almost lost to Denver and got easily dispatched again in embarrassing fashion against OKC. They relied on guys named Hill and Blake and Ebanks and Murphy and McRoberts. Talk about incompetent. They are nothing more than what we used to be -- a great starting lineup (minus Ron Artest) and nothing else. Bynum is in denial because he knows the Fakers are done. Who's delusional now?
Posted by Petey62[/QUOTE]
C's had a 'big 4' that couldn't get back to the finals after 2010 and now so does LA, as currently constructed I do not fear them at all.
Nash will break down/have moderate to no impact like the 2012 Ray Allen, both good guys, Nash TWO YEARS OLDER than '12 Ray, who will/did do little to further their teams chances
Kobe and Pau are just as good a duo as Pierce and KG. Kobe is all of 10 months younger than Pierce with thousdans of more mins played in the NBA and a me-first attitude Paul lacks... with the postseason KG had, there would be very few GM's who would want to pay Kobe and Pau 50 million over thew next 2 years over Pierce and KG HALF THAT... if the $ was even it is practically a toss-up, with the mystique/celebrity of Kobe and KG's '09 injury the only reasons people may choose those 2... I'll take a rested PP/KG come this May then soft Pau and selfish KoME after Brown runs them for 70 mins a game all year
then Bynum can be compared to Rondo, top 5 talents at their positions, around the same age, but both tempermental with weaknesses and not the 'superstar' who will carry them to a title
Artest is a crazy person, he has done nothing but hurt the team since his miracle 3 in game 7 and is no better than the Tony Allen, Jeff Green, Mickael Pietrus group Boston has trotted out the last 3 years
LA's bench is trash...
Hill is the Baby/Bass guy in his 20's, solid bench player
Jamison is a TERRIBLE player now, as Ford and other experts used stats to prove, no defense, no position, no rebounding, awful PER, just an abysmal 40% shooter who was allowed to score a bunch for a lotto team going nowhere... his high scoring average should 100% be ignored
Blake is not even close to being as good as Delonte and Avery were
What else do they have?
LA is delusional if they think they have done anything to unseat OKC... they will have a hard time winning the Pacific over the Clippers or besting the Spurs/Grizz records. They are now the '10-'12 Celtics.
The C's meanwhile have built a deep, young, atheltic team, transitioning nicely to the Spurs, with KG/PP as Duncan/Manu and in my opinion a far better supporting cast than the Spurs (who had the best record in the league the last 2 years) with the wild card being can Rondo do what Tony Parker could not. Consdiering Rondo is an improving triple-double machine and Parker a declining 30-31 year old, I would say 'YES'
Oh and I forget to mention LA's court jester coach and ownership