Re: The most alarming post-trade trend
posted at 3/10/2011 12:39 PM EST
In Response to Re: The most alarming post-trade trend
[QUOTE]I think I understand how you would like this board to behave. Maybe I can summarize. From now on: 1. Nobody shall criticize any Celtic player for any reason. 2. After a loss, do not complain nor criticize the team for any reason. 3. Pretend that everything is good and can't get better. 4. When in doubt, blame injuries. 5. Analysis, debate and especially opinion is a bad thing. 6. Denial is a good, less painful, thing.
Posted by Eldunker[/QUOTE]
Funny! I like it, Eldunker!
Seriously, this is supposed to be a team that prides itself on defense, but remember that these new players have not played in our defensive system for years like others. Green and Krstic do not know the system and have had almost NO practice time in our system (no training camp, no pre-season, not a lot of games, etc). Add to that Mr. Rondo clearly not being at his best (stinking it up right now) and then add that the team has a massive number of injuries.
When Danny made the trade, a lot of people were rightfully excited about the positives. But, some warned about the negatives. I still think Danny pulled off a great set of moves (except letting Semih go for almost nothing). But, there are some issues. So we are 5 and 1 and we see some bright spots. Great. As warned, there are a few concerns....like the fact that teams come back easily and we are allowing more points to be scored. Clearly, our defense has suffered. That's what happens when you try to incorporate new players in a system mid-year.....and those new players have to play a major role because the normal subs (West, BBD, Shaq, Wafer JON) are injured.
This is to be expected. It may cost us the best record in the East. Its a gamble and only time will tell if the gamble worked out. In the meantime, we'll all go through a lot of ups and downs. Its totally fair for fans to be worried about it and to criticize one of the key guys in this process (Rondo). If we give him the all star praise when he's doing well, he can take the criticism when he's stinking it up (and clearly, he's one of the big swing factors during these last few games).