Re: The key to the Celtics' Success
posted at 11/10/2013 1:04 AM EST
In response to Mployee8's comment:
So much for Danny Ainge assuring a tank job with a discombobulated roster and a rookie coach ... Oops, that's not working!
So now what? Does Ainge trade off key assets to tank for a risky chance at a top 5 pick in 2014 or does he try to horsetrade his way to an upgrade in talent ?????
What kind of upgrade in talent could you see being possible?
Obviously we could have outbid Washington for The Polish Hammer but Ainge clearly wanted a discombobulated disaster that would end up top 5.
If (and only if) this team is sitting at seed 7-8 above .500 come February with RR 100% and Green playing like an all-star would I make a move to get better and not worse. But what kid of move could that be?
Is Aldridge still crying for a trade? He is in the same age range as guys like Rondo, Green, Bass and Lee but older than their PG-SG-SF-C core of Lillard-McCollum-Batum and Leonard by 4-7 years.
Those guys are in the same age range as Sully and Avery. Would Sully, Avery, Hump's expiring and Brooklyn's pick to the Blazers for him? Is that enough? It would hurt to lose Avery, but Lee would be able to step in and play some bulldog defense.
How about a 3-team trade of Wallace and Bogans to the Pacers with a future pick (us or Houston), equal cash as Danny Granger, who goes to the Rockets with Faverani and Asik and Ronnie Brewer come back to Boston? Indy is set to lose Granger but would need a backup to Paul who can also slide to the 4 or let Paul play some SG alongside him like with Green, and guard the LeBron, Pierce and Deng group.
Boston has this rotation:
C - Asik 28 mins - Aldridge 20m
PF - Aldridge 16m - Bass 16m - Olynyk 16m
SF - Green 36m - Brewer 12m
SG - Lee 24m - Crawford 24m
PG - Rondo 36m - Pressy 12m
Celtics get the 5 seed and upset the Nets in rd 1... take the Pacers to 7 in rd 2... fun times all around:-)