Re: Time for Celtics to be HOPEFUL again.
posted at 6/22/2013 6:30 AM EDT
In response to alaricjr's comment:
After this depressing chain of events (hopelessness of having a team without Pierce, Garnett and Doc), it may be time for us to be hopeful again.
If the Celtics can draft a good point guard or center, this will be the team's roster:
Starters: PG Rondo (28), SG Bradley (23), SF Pierce (36), PF Green (27) and C Garnett (37)
Bench: Combo Guards Terry (36), Crawford (25), Lee (28), Williams (26), PP Bass (28), PP/C Sullinger (22)and C Melo (23).
Rookie: Dennis Schroeder or Gorgui Dieng.
The Boston Celtics was seeded 7th last season in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. They will only lose seldom-used center, Chris Wilcox but will gain superstar point guard Rondo and rectified supposed-to-be lottery pick Sullinger. Last season's weaknesses of playmaking and rebounding will be remedied by these two, respectively. If Boston has to run, Green can slide to 3 while Bass and Sullinger can play 4 and 5, respectively.
Pierce and Garnett have to stay with this team as mentors of these young players. They will set the culture of this team, mold the characters of these players and teach them the right attitudes to achieve a successful transition.
If Ainge can select a good player in this coming draft, this could be a very good start of a rebuilding process that is seamless.
Im trying to find the logic of your post.
Having Sully and Rondo back will solve our problems? We were a sub 500 team with them in the lineup this past season
PP & KG remaining mentoring what young players? They should have done their mentoring last season cause the only new face in your scenerio is what we pick up in the draft which likely wont be much in their rookie year..esp if Doc is coach
Ainge selecting a good player in the draft to add to basically the same team from last year isnt much of a rebuilding process.. all it is is adding a rookie.
Wish I could be as optimistic as you.... I just see a mess under your scenerio and add to that PP & KG older and likely getting even worse and playing less minutes. Also lets not forget DOcs attempted escape to LA dragging KG with him, that outta endear them to the organization, teammates and fans lol... talk about destroying chemistry and ubuntu