Re: Make A Trade or Blow it Up
posted at 2/13/2013 11:52 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Some here think the Celts can't make a trade for various reasons.
I believe the Celts can still make a trade to improve the team.
This debate will go on until the trade deadline next week. But Ainge can't afford to not do anything. Keeping this team as is, no trades to improve the team, is worse than being a lottery team.
Obviously this team lacks a big man and a shooter. So best case scenario is a 2nd round exit in the playoffs.
Right now KG and Pierce are in demand. Their trade value is high because contending teams want them. This is an opportunity the Celts can exploit. Ainge can get some young players and high draft picks if KG and Pierce are both traded.
Either help this team, by making a trade, or blow it up!
Staying put and becoming a middle of the pack team is worse than being a lottery team.
I have posted this before. Good copy & paste here. If I were DA, I'd take both KG & PP out to dinner and tell them, irrespective that the NBA is a business, that they can stay & retire in Beantown if they want. However, perhaps they'd like another ring, and, as Ray Allen wants, they might be able to get it elsewhere. The only team I would consider is the LA Clippers...not in our Division, location is home to both of them & I'd love to see them beat the Hated Lakers. With them gone, no chance we'd meet them in them in the finals !!!
Unfortunately we don't have time to see if Melo can develop quickly and I don't know of a BIG MAN we could get, Cousins, Gortat etc. w/o given up more than Bass, Terry, Lee & draft choices. Too bad Sully went down as he was a good rebounder but still a PF and not a center. Maybe even toss in Barbosa, injured yes, but Red Sox traded Carl Crawford last year to Dodgers & it was on the come as he was recovering from surgery. Maybe even someone would take Rondo on the come & we could get a Cousins, not on the Clippers team, or Gortat from Phoenix although Rondo worth more.
Ok, I'm being redundant, I'd like both to retire in Green but I reiterate maybe they'd really like to get another ring as Ray Allen feels he can with the Heat. But both players deserve to be asked if they would mind be traded...we owe them that !!! and if we really are intent on rebuilding since Rondo & Sully are out, I would consider a trade of both but only to the Clippers for Jordan, Crawford, Odom, Bledsoe, Butler and a couple of draft choices too. Heck, if they bleed Green, let them keep their green Celtic headbands and green teeth guards, especially when they play the Lakers.
I could live with it !!! PP's roots are in So.Cal & KG has a home in Cal. For some reason I do not hate the Clippers as I have the Lakers for the 60+ years I've been a Celtic fan.
I live in SF so could enjoy KG & PP when they play the Warriors & also we go to San Diego a few times per year to see family so I'd go to some Clipper-Laker games & root for KG & PP as if they were in Boston.
And terrific too to see these 2 Hall of Famers retire on the same team !