Re: Trades and KG buyout
posted at 5/15/2011 6:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Trades and KG buyout
[QUOTE]I'm sorry Dudder but no one is trading for RA or KG. These guys will retire Celtics. I strongly feel that Rondo would be the one dealt and to free up money KG would accept a buyout and return to the C's. The Big 3 may be older but they weren't the ones missing games due to injury. They produced this year even at an All Star level. Do you really beleive Doc is going to sign a 5 year deal only to ship 2 of the 3 out of town and begin a rebuilding process when they had the best record before the trade, should be playing a 7th game today. They weren't swept. Ainge saying "totally different" could mean trading their starting PG, Shaq retiring, JON gone, BBD gone. That is totally different.
Posted by BiasLewis[/QUOTE]
No team is looking to add a point guard that cannot shoot and is locked up for 3 more years and will consume about 15 to 20% of the new cap.
Only expiring contracts (KG and Ray) are what other teams will be looking for.
Exactly the opposite of what you are talking about.
As Danny said, Doc is a coach and will coach the team in whatever form it takes, if it is rebuilding or just trying to make the playoffs, etc. he is a coach at heart.
I think there is ZERO relationship between Doc signing for 5 years and some sort of imminent signing / trade / etc.
There will be a lockout, a new CBA that will likely include a hard cap, and they have 4 players that take up 52 million of the 58 million dollar cap.
Why is it so completely impossible to think that Doc signed for security purposes and that whatever the team is made up of, he will just coach them just like he did when they were the worst team in the league?
Danny pulled off a once-in-a-career move compiling the BIG 3 but for some reason (and I will explain the reason after this sentence) Danny's crystal ball will ensure that this type of management is simply an ongoing thing given his omniscience, etc.
The reason everyone thinks it will happen again is because they live their lives vicariously through their sports team and cannot bear to think that the beloved Cs will be the Cavs, Pistons, Suns, Jazz, etc. Even though the Cs were the laughingstock of the league for 15 years, there is this mindset that the Cs have been the best team in the league or a perennial favorite to win a title for the last 60 years running.