Re: '98 Celtics went 36-46 in Pitino's first year
posted at 11/10/2013 12:22 AM EST
In response to Mployee8's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
Yup that is Fierce for you. Always trying to bully and smear someone.
Did you notive what the Red Sox and Patriots have been up to Fierce?
Unlike you I have a life and commitments to job, family, friends and my wife. There are only so many World Series runs and once a week for 16 weeks football games to discuss with people online that the now rebuiliding Celtics preseason and first 5-6 games wasn't on the top of my list.
Regardless of my absence compared to years past, when the Sox were out of it and the C's a contender, I am able to see things about this team far more clearly than you, par the course. 30+ wins is highly possible. There is a lot of talent on this roster. Rondo and Green are better than anyone on the team Pitino squeezed 36 wins out of.
Good to hear from you again and a couple of good posts by you right out of the starting gate.
I originally said 32 wins by the C's and I think I'll stick with that for now until a material change occurs ... these guys are better than they're given credit for and our traded guys aren't as good any more as some here still think. I like the way the rebuild is progressing.
Be sure to stop in now and then ... appreciate your posts even when we disagree.
Congrats to the Sox (Great Series!!!) and the bye for the Pats can only give them the breather they need to make a few more adjustments and get some players healthier for a nice run with that weaker schedule they have from here. Fun watching them grow quickly and the C's could be taking a page out of their book with Stevens and the yutes.
Thanks man, same to you.
Even when we disagree there is no stalking, bullying immaturity that accompanies it like the resident 9 year old we have here. Just two adults who can move on next time.
The Sox run was INCREDIBLE. The Pats will compete for sure, but being down 2 of their 3 best defenders will likely keep them from a Super Bowl contender.
My Celts prediction is/was:
- 42-46 wins if Rondo was 100% by 2014 and if Ainge made a trade that trimmed an 11-12 man rotation to 9-10 and actually improved it with defined roles and a player(s) that fir whatever style Stevens implement. This is the move where DA says 'f--- it, Rondo and Stevens are too competitive to ruin things for them'
- 28-32 wins if Rondo is held out into mid-January, not 100% until almost the deadline and Ainge makes a trade of either Rondo, several veterans, or both, that reduces current talent while not solving any of the 11-12 guys deserve minutes issue.
So the middle # is 37. One win more than the '98 Pitino team. That is what I was and am going with for this season.
Jeff Green will not be traded until the team finds out where they are drafting.