Re: Be Honest, You Guys Think You'd Feel Better if the Celts Lost Tonight?
posted at 3/28/2011 2:51 PM EDT
"Having said that, the only way this season is going to be a disappointment is if the Celts get eliminated in the 1st round."
I disagree. The Celts window is closing due to the rise of the Heat and the Bulls and role player Jeff Green isn't going to change that.
The reason Ainge signed the O'Neals was to go "all in" and win another ring. Then he thought he could get greedy and do that while hedging his bets (trading Perk). It was a huge gamble.
If the Celts don't win the championship this year I don't like their chances until someone like Dwight Howard is a free agent, and that really has nothing to do with the Perkins trade.
The only way for this Celts team to avoid major disappointment is one of three three scenarios:
1. Win a ring
2. Make it to the Finals, but lose to a team other than the Lakers and/or OKC (in other words, a team without much beef or Perk inside)
3. Make it into the playoffs, and not make it to the Finals but Perk goes out with a season-ending injury, putting an end to the what ifs.
If one of these three things doesn't happen, not only will the season be a disappointment but there will be second guessing of Ainge for making this trade for the rest of his life and ours.
Oh, and you left out another scenario: you honestly think the season wouldn't be a disappointment if:
1. OKC wins a championship against another eastern team or,
2. OKC wins a championship against us?
Major disappointment either way.