Jeff Green & Rondo are a better duo than Amare and Dramelo
posted at 2/26/2011 5:03 PM EST
Rondo & Green are as athletic and explosive as any duo in the NBA , but what makes them so valuable to a team, is the way the contribute to the WIN.
Yes people, it's all about winning the game - not filling up the stat sheet.
I watched Amare's entire career and he was rarely if ever part of the WIN. The guy might score 40 and grab 20 boards - and the Suns would lose by 15. I saw it happen all the time. In a tight game, the guy was usually a non-factor. Zero effort on D , and his rebounding was the equivalent of a first inning solo home run. Nothing to do with the actual outcome.... Never did I see him come up with a rebound when it meant something - Big Baby Davis does it so often no one even mentions it anymore. And Amare has never taken a charge in his life. Carmelo doesn't scare me either.
With Rondo, there is a burning SOCIOPATHIC desire to win the game. With all his annoying deficiencies, he is still a Natural Born Killer who is ALWAYS a key factor in the win.
I can't believe you people aren't giving Danny major "props" for adding one of the top 10 best young players in the league. http://www.boston.com/community/forums.html?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3aSportsForum%3a734e2bc9-e1bc-49d6-8355-64f9a8500246Discussion%3ad78d0be0-805a-4777-8ac9-f43871250706
What young players would you rather have than Jeff Green ?
That's a pretty elite group, and Jeff Green is absolutely on that same level.
You can't win a championship with a bunch of complimentary players, you have to have All Stars , and now Rondo has a legit All Star to run with for years to come. There's no doubt in my mind Jeff Green will sign a long term deal to stay in Boston. This is the perfect situation for him. Even coming off the bench, he will probably lead the Celtics in minutes for the remainder of the season and only Rondo will get more minutes than him in the playoffs.
Can't wait to see the new look Celtics tonight on NBA TV
Kristic is absolutely capable of giving the Celtics 20 effective minutes every night , and that includes the playoffs. You know, they do give these guys 6 fouls to use every night....As long as Shaq is available for 20 minutes a night come playoff time, I'd say Kristic is every bit Perk's equal. His percieved defensive and "toughness" deficit is offset by his far superior offensive game.
What team is going to be able to score with an uptempo running Celtics team ?
ANSWER: NO ONE !
And Danny hasn't even filled the 3 open roster spots yet.
Even if the best he can do is Rasheed and Leon Powe , the addition of Jeff Green makes the Celtics a younger and more explosive offensive team.
Who afraid of Dwight Howard ? The Celtics can go run and gun and Dwight Howard will be a non-factor.
SNAP OUT OF IT !
Danny Ainge has made one of the greatest trades in Celtics history , certainly this one is equal to landing Ray Allen and KG.
And the C's are better positioned to re-sign Big Baby (DO IT!) and keep this championship window WIDE OPEN for the next 5 years !
Like a rainbow in the dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAtzLARKl0&feature=related