Re: CHANGES coming ??????
posted at 1/21/2013 5:31 PM EST
In response to concord27's comment:
In response to soups' comment:
Even at this point, a major trade wouldn't bring the C's up beyond about a 4-5 seed in the playoffs. And that's assuming they can play consistent ball and can gel quickly. Miami is still going to run away with the east regardless of any trade in the east.
And beyond that, the west is just too good. Miami's not going to beat SA, LAC, or OKC in a 7 game set. I'm in favor of making significant trades, but not until the season's over. Just seems like a pyrrhic victory at best to deal someone like Rondo.
And for people who really want Cousins (who is admittedly a sick baller), he's likely to do more time in prison than he will in the NBA.
Soups respectfully you don't know Cousins is a prison type of guy. He's a spoiled brat and bully but has not committed any crimes. I say if he is available for a price go get him. It will elongate KG's career and give us a chance to contend. The odds are he will benefit from kG's leadership.
I also think that if Cousins is available, we have to go for it. However, while he'll benefit from KG's leadership and Doc's candor, I do worry he'll not learn ANYTHING positive from Rondo's attitude. Rondo is simply a small Cousins so together they could be a very talented duo with big attitude problems. But, if available, you have to try given their immense talent.
Soups, I don't know what they can win for sure, but if you add Cousins' talent to KG, Pierce, Rondo, and Bradley's experience - you could have a better team than you think. The West is tough, but in a seven game series, anything can happen. Injuries, coaching, a few good or bad calls all make a huge difference.