Re: Danny scares me.
posted at 2/26/2011 2:45 PM EST
In Response to Danny scares me.
[QUOTE]The way a meth addict watching my children would. Sure it might work out a few times. But eventually it's going to take a really bad turn. I watched Danny on Celtics Pre-game the other night. I've got to give him props. After flipping off Celtics nation and trading away one of this teams biggest strengths, essentially gutting the team, he had the nerve to show his face on TV and try to explain the trade. You would never see Belichick do that. So again, at least he had the decency to try to explain himself. I was willing to listen. Maybe there were contractual issues or chemistry problems. Or some sort of sane rational reason he chose to do this that I hadn't thought of. Then he opened his mouth. And it was terrifying. It wasn't bravery that compelled this guy to go on TV. It was insanity. This guy is clearly nuts. He honestly believes this trade made the Celtics a better team. Something else dawned on me while watching this interview. I just don't think this guy is smart enough to do this job. I've always suspected that, given some of his past moves, he was more lucky than good. That he wasn't that bright. This trade and susequent interview kind of solidified that theory for me in a big way. This guy is starting to make me nervous in the way that Pitinio made me nervous. He just derailed the Celtics (who, when healthy were the clear cut favorite) title chances this year. What's next? I just don't see any way this guy can rebuild this team once the big three are gone. I predict a lot of spinning of the wheels. You know, trades just for the sake of making trades and no real direction. Hopefully I'm wrong. The other troubling thing for me is the way the Celtics' seem to have control of the local media. They went from scratching thier heads to scolding us fans and calling us emotional all within 24 hours. Emotion has nothing to do with it. This trade was nuts! It's not like Perk was a fan favorite. I wasn't crazy about the guy. The scowling. The giant bullseye he painted on his back for the officials. But I also realized what he meant to this team and the advantage he provided us vs other big teams. Or even small teams like the Heat that had trouble dealing with the size advantage we had. But fans can't have critical,rational thought without being dismissed by the shill media as being "emotional" What a load of condescending BS! I remeber what it was like when Gavitt ran the team. Year after year he would pocket the money and field an awful team. Nobody ever called him out for it. Nobody. The only person that ever uttuered a peep in our defense was Bill Simmons. Not exactly local media. Now, the Celtics make one of the worst trades ever and the media is in full spin mode. As if they are the Celtics' PR department. I mean seriously, has this ever happened? Has anybody ever done this? In the history of sports? Had a team that was the favorite to win the title sabotaged their team midseason for absolutely no reason? Turned one their key strengths into a glaring weakness to address a problem that didn' really exist? This trade was ground breakingly stupid. I get it. On paper this looks like a good trade. Stats wise, Green is probably a better player. But that's obviously not what this about. It's about what Perk meant to this team in terms of winning and creating matchup problems. It's not going to mean one damn thing that we have a 15 PPG backup small forward when Dwight Howard or Gasol are running amok on us. Or when Wade and James are slashing to the basket at will because there is no interior defense. Or when we are betting outrebounded by a team with no size. It's insane If we waste another year of the Big Three's prime and don't win a title this year I will never forgive Danny.
Posted by df2[/QUOTE]
A lot of word but nothing said.... very good.
Perk - "creating matchup problems"? Yeah.... I can see it now - the other coach says ok, we don't need to check Perk or Rondo neither one of them could jump off a boat in 500 feet of water and get the ball wet.
I am probably one of those very few people that post here that actually watch basketball games that don't involve the Celtics.....
I cannot think of any player whose perception of his own game and his actual game vary by more...... the chasm between the two can be seen from space. Perk thinks he is Hakeem and cannot fathom that he is Diop or Dampier.
There are two guys who have benefitted from playing with the Big 3 and neither one of them can even fathom it. There were 5 point guards in the all-star game and Rondo was the 5th best, Perk has never even gotten a sniff at an all-star game but somehow he thinks he has never committed a foul and doesn't get a fair shake - maybe it is because he is behind both Gasols, Howard, Noah, Kaman, both Lopez, Bogut, Horford, Blatche, McGee, Bynum, etc, etc. in terms of talent.
Danny is a risk taker and has smartly decided (as most with any objective perspective) that Perk thinks he is better than he is and will continue to be surprised when his ego continues to be bigger than his paycheck.
Hey Perk learn to catch a pass, have some footwork, shoot a free throw, stop kicking the ball out of bounds, causing 3 second violations, making your team suffer from technical fouls, and allowing your ego to think that you are one of the best defenders when Howard routinely abuses you and only in Boston do people think that Perk has done a great job.