Re: RAY: 63% from the field, 56% from 3... it was a WISE choice!
posted at 11/11/2012 3:40 PM EST
In response to COMMIE-CONTRARIAN's comment:
In response to susan250's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
Again, its not how you start but how you finish
snake your posts are spot on as always
And I'll post this a second time... but through 4 games last season Ray was avergaing 20 points and 58/58/100... he entered January doing that. Then in 17 games in January he shot 55% from 3 and avg'd under 2 turnovers a game.
and it was all downhill from there...
NO! not on this susan.. ray was nearly the mvp of that series and he was the one making countless late game daggers. minus ray, we dont win a ring! he was that good.. kg was often the
He is a career 45/40 shooter but as a Celtic his last 4 years, in his mid 30's, he was a 47/42 shooter... that is what I expect from him in Miami if he is healthy.. even a few ticks more b/c he will get better looks... so 48/45 maybe.
So what are the better odds?
A. That he shoots 48/45 over the whole year and at some point deals with an injury, or a shooting slump... and Miami will be holding their breath its not in the playoffs
B. That he shoots 59/59 all year, or even 50% from either the 2 or the 3, and is run 28 mins a game and there are no issues for his 37 year old body?
He lost his job to Avery and pouted, he wanted no part of beign a decoy or playing here off the bench anymore... so he took 50% of the $ to go elsewhere. What are we complaining about?
At the end of the year if Terry and Lee shoot their career averages they will have combined to be FAR better than what Ray gave us off the bench at the end of the year last year... in a role he refused to be in this year.
Ray was a great addition to the Celtics the year that they won the championship. Although, I always thought that if the Celtics had acquired KG before they did, without Ray, they still could have been a championship caliber team. I was always surprised that KG stayed with Minn. He was always very loyal to his franchise, something that doesn't exist anymore. If the Celtics had added KG about 5 years before they did, they just needed another good shooter. If I remember correctly, the reaon the Celtics won the championship was because of KG and Pierce. I never thought of Ray as the difference maker. It would have been nice to see KG win a few more championships, if not with the Celtics, with some other team. Does anyone agree with me?
[/QUOTE] NO! UR MISREMEMBERING THINGS ON THIS susan. ray was nearly the mvp of that series. kg was often the third wheel on offense, remember? doc always says that ray made the most sacrifices. plus he played pretty good defense, everyone remarked at how good his d was,. a healthy ray is still a deadly ray! we dont win that ring without RAY! period!
Thanks for responding to me. I just wonder if anyone else has any thoughts on my original post.