Re: Good Luck Danny!
posted at 2/23/2011 2:01 PM EST
In Response to Re: Good Luck Danny!
[QUOTE]P34 is 100% right. Guys, think about it: The Celts are a championship quality team. The players all play together well and know their roles, especially on D. Doc and Danny can tinker with that but they have NO incentive to mess with the core (Rondo, Ray, Paul, KG, Perk, and BBD). Everyone else is nice to have but expendable. However, those 6 are the core. The chances of Perk and BBD being traded are equal to the chance of P34 changing his avatar - 0%!
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
When healthy the Cs are the best and deepest team in the league and will SWEEP whatever team they play in the finals.
Danny will be riding off into the sunset when the BIG 3 start to fade away and leave the mess for ownership to try to figure out how to rebuild a 20 win team.
Danny has to balance his responsibility to cut payroll and assess whether they have a chance to win a title - a very tough task.
Danny will have to do this with a new CBA which will likely include a hard cap (like hockey) and really restrict player movement.
This will really put a lot more pressure on GMs to better manage their contracts and overpaying a point guard who will go from one of the top in the east to one of the average in the east and be tasked to manage the salaries of who he can bring in will ensure that the cyclical nature of the good-to-bad cycle becomes much more scrutinized and decisions will be that much harder to make.
Danny with his heart condition will not want any part of that.
What will happen is the Cs will continue to attempt to contend until the last possible second and result in having very little talent on the roster as they enter the lottery process.
What is clear is that next year Perk will be gone (most likely to Houston who needs a center and can get closer to home), KG, Pierce, and Ray will be a year older, they will get nothing from the draft and CP3 will likely become the 3rd cog in the Knicks wheel.
Looking back at the title of the thread - Danny has not had good luck, he has made pretty good decisions and got really lucky that he had a trading partner in Minn who happens to have been a good friend. It likely bought him 2 or 3 titles but he will be gone after that.
What is really funny to me is that posters / fans / bloggers think that there is some sort of indefinite entitled contendership and cannot objectively recognize that it is the players and not ownership or management that makes this happen and when left with no players teams become the Cavs, Pistons, etc.