Re: Want to feel Better about our Celtics? Read this!
posted at 1/23/2013 8:30 PM EST
1. Ainge will be replaced by Larry Bird!!
2. Doc will resign!!
3.Rondo will be traded!!
4. KG will retire!
5. Pierce will be traded or released!!
6. We will be able to start the rebuilding era!!
That would make me feel much better.
Be careful of what you ask for. We could be the Celtics of the pre-Garnett and pre-Allen. We had lots of youth and were rebuilding and I don't remember ANYONE on this Board happy at that point.
Allen is gone, KG is a shell of his self, Pierce is on his last legs, and "dead Eye" Rondo is not capable of being anything but a good player!! What would you suggest we do?
There are no easy answers or they would have implemented them by now. I would keep Doc, I would let the string play out this year, let KG retire next year, ask Paul if he wants to be traded to a contender as a bench player or play one last year as a C, and try to use money left at that point to bring in a star player. But, I would never give up trying to build a contender. As GM, I'd owe it to the fans and I would remember how bad it is and how long it takes to go to the bottom of the league and try to come back.
While I don't think we can build around Rondo as if he's the Center piece, I would try to get 2 great pieces where Rondo can complement them. Terry, Bass, Wilcox, likely Green would be gone for whatever I can get for them.