Re: Game Thread - Celtics vs. Bulls - April 7, 2011
posted at 4/7/2011 11:03 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Game Thread - Celtics vs. Bulls - April 7, 2011
[QUOTE]This team is just too old!!! If Rondo is not out there doing his thing, like slashing and creating opportunities for everyone else, this team is just average. Besides play good defense what are they exceptional at? Nothing. I'll be surprised if they get past the first round. I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by dcclotus[/QUOTE]
Not sure what's wrong with our team, but it all started going down hill with the Perkins trade which I was 50/50 on giving Ainge the benefit of the doubt, but now I'm seriously wondering if that was the undoing. I doubt if age is it, as this team was winning 75-80% of the seasons games until the Perkins trade. I think it affected the heart of this team somehow. Our guys just don't seem to have thier heads in some games, with way too many mental mistakes liked easy missed lay ups, bad passes etc.
I live in Milwaukee now after living the first 55 years in Boston and saw the Celtics here playing the Bucks, who at best are a mediocre bunch. The Celts looked awful in that game, but pulled it out at the end.
It's not just Rondo, all of the starters are not playing well. Pierce was terrible tonight, Allen looked way off his game. Hopefully it comes together for the playoffs, but unfortunately I've my doubts if they'll put it together. They just don't seem in synch.
Sad thing is we almost had to deal Perk before the seasons end as we'd never want to give him the free agent money he wanted. I loved Perks personality, defense and heart, but his offense was awful. If Perk's offensive game had improved half as much as his defense I don't he would have been traded, but on offense he's a liabilty.
The one player I disagree with getting rid of was Erden. He seemed to give them good quality minutes and rebounding.