Re: Celtics Chances Of Landing Dwight Howard......
posted at 2/20/2011 8:01 PM EST
In Response to Re: Celtics Chances Of Landing Dwight Howard......
[QUOTE]In Response to Celtics Chances Of Landing Dwight Howard...... : I would love to see this. Garnett and Allen will both be getting less money coming off their current deals at the end of next season. If we kept them for a reduced role or let them leave, we would have the money to get Howard. Pierce is a Celtic lifer and will be a starter as long as he can score in the 4th quarter, so with Rondo also that's 3 of your starting 5 there. This is where it is on Danny. He NEEDS to draft effective replacements for KG and Ray, or Rondo's prime years will be wasted. However much we praise Danny for aqquiring the big 3, he has been a HORRIBLE drafter other than drafting Rondo. This is when he needs to step up, and if he does we should easily have multiple championships coming up in what will be the "Rondo Years".
Posted by WE5NUTS[/QUOTE]
Do you know anything about basketball? Danny has done a tremendous job drafting as far as drafting late in the first round every year can get you.
Let me enlighten you:
Pretty much if you don't draft in the top 10, you don't get very good players.....
if you constantly draft late in the first round that means your team is good and you will get nothing from the draft....
There have only been two situations where Danny had a chance to draft blue chip players and he traded both of those picks.
It is not like football or baseball or hockey where you could draft someone in the Xth round and maybe someday get a good player.
Blake Griffin is the rookie of the year and Wall is the runner up.
The following players on the Eastern conference all-star were not drafted in the top 10 - Rondo.......... Rondo is only in the all-star game because of who he plays with. If he was in NJ, he would not be in the game.
The following players from the western conference that were not in the top 10 follow....... Manu Ginobili.......
That leads me to the next draft rationale - NBA Gms only select foreigners when they have a late pick and take a "flier" on a player, there have only been a few foreigners that have gone high - Pau, Bargnani, Dirk, and maybe a couple of others.
In other words, the best players are drafted at the top of the draft and with few exceptions the stars in the league are drafted in the lottery.
Rondo gets in because of whom he plays with and were he in the western conference he would be behind Westbrook, Paul, Williams, Nash, Kidd, Davis, and probably a few others. Next year when Wall is in year 2 and Rose is the reigning MVP, Rondo's all-star 2 year run will stop unless of course his coach continues to include him.