Re: Want to feel Better about our Celtics? Read this!
posted at 1/24/2013 10:42 AM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
Doc and Danny won't be fired. They are tight with the owner and produced great success over the past few years. Injuries have killed them. Danny made more mistakes than Danny with his trades, but even then, the owners love him. They will give him a chance to rebuild.
Doc could retire, but Danny won't fire a guy who's that successful in turning teams around when we looked so bad last year and we looked so old the year before.
So, we will have both those guys. Danny is the one who has the greatest responsibility to do something different. He made the mistake of trying to be Miami and giving away all his size to compete with them instead of keeping his size and making other compete with us!
You have a point.
But what Danny did in 2011, trading Perk, was very suspicious. The Celtics were the #1 team in the east heading into the All-Star break that season. Then Ainge suddenly trades Perk. Why trade a very important piece in midseason when the team was doing well?
Maybe because Ainge thought the Celtics couldn't win another championship and it was better if he started the rebuilding process earlier.
Whatever the reason, the Celtics were doomed the moment they let James Posey go. The reason for letting him go? Money!
Now, no matter how much money the Celts are willing to spend, the organization has to start from the bottom up again. The first step to returning to being a championship contender is finding that next superstar. Without a guy like Lebron or Durant, the Celts are not going to be an elite team any time soon.
Youre forgetting the reason the C's were #1 in the East to that point had NOTHING TO DO WITH PERK ..he was out injured most of the season and Shaq was getting it done for us..
Only when Shaq went down did the Perk trade begin to bite Danny in the ***
Shaq was not playing from Feb. 4, 2011 until April 1, 2011. The Perk trade happened on Feb. 24, 2011. In other words, Shaq basically didn't play for 3 weeks and Ainge still traded Perk!
And in case you didn't know, from Feb. 4, 2011 until Feb. 22, 2011 Perk was the starting Center of the Celts.