Re: Why don't we have the physical presence on the this team?
posted at 12/16/2012 6:51 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to aciemvp's comment:
the lack of physical presence can be traced directly to KG's $11 MILLION dollar contract. he should have signed for shaq money- 1 to 3 million MAX if he wanted to actually "WIN IT ALL" for "ONE MORE TIME".
looking down the line at pierce at $15 million for $10 million performance, then the self inflicted gunshot wound to the groin of green @ 9 Million- we did not have room for KG @ 11 MILLION and assemble a rest of the roster that was anywhere near complete.
another POOR decision was made by retaining bass. he was exposed BIG TIME in last year's playoffs and i was saying all year long that he stunk on D, was not enough on the boards and had no 4/5 versatility- just a backup 4.
so there you have it. add in doc ribbers in his 412th year as coach in boston and you've got a real physical, hustle dirt dog style team, right?
I actually agree with what you're saying.
But here's the thing, the Celts opted not to go under the cap. So even if the Celts gave KG 15m, it wouldn't have mattered because the only consequence is the Celts paying more luxury tax.
By signing Green and Bass to those contracts, the Celts will get a player or players in return worth 15m combined. In other words, they will be very tradable if they don't pan out.
If you actually paid attention, last summer, to the numerous threads about the Celtics' free-agency status, you would have understood what was really going on.
I also feel KG should have come back @ a Shaq like discount if he really wanted a ring...Your explanation about Green & Bass being very tradable makes sense in theory- but what happens if they continue to underwhelm on the court & nobody wants them?