Re: Delonte....... really
posted at 9/6/2010 6:46 PM EDT
Yes notrade, Delonte - really.
Since you don't understand much about how players are realistically acquired in the NBA I suspect this post won't do you much good, but just in case:
The Celts had one roster spot and limited funds. With limited funds your most likely option is:
1. Spend money at market value to get player deemed worthy of your budget.
In this case, that's not a good plan as we have little $ to work with. So a better option is to get a player that is undervalued by other teams but who might work out great for you. Three ways you can do that:
1. Take a chance on a very young raw player and hope they have potential others don't see (problem with that is it usually takes a few years to play out and we are in "win now" mode).
2. Take a chance on a player who has had health problems that other teams are writing off or undervaluing.
3. Take a chance on a player with character/off the court issues that other teams are writing off or undervaluing.
Delonte obviously fits into the 3rd area. And he fills two needs: defense and scoring - he's a very good mid range shooter, decent three point shooter with a feisty attitude. That happens to fit one of the Celts biggest, if not biggest, need.
I'm sure this explanation confused you but that's the best I can do.