Re: This Season is Already Tainted.
posted at 12/21/2011 2:00 PM EST
In Response to Re: This Season is Already Tainted.
[QUOTE]We will see Mr Rondowski ! I don't think the vibe is as poisonous as you think. None of us knew about Rondo smashing the video during the playoffs and we were awed to watch him continue to play on a broken arm. Rondo was the stuff of Celtic Legend against Miami....but never forget his point blank miss of a layup let Miami off the ropes when they were all but dead...I think it more likely Rondo comes out angry and plays like he did the first 30 games last season (MVP) For all we know, KG and Ray already have their deadline destinations picked out with a handshake agreement from Danny and Wyc....but I would imagine that scenerio is only a last resort, only to be played out if the Celtics are out of the race or suffer catastrophic injuries..... But as of this minute, even without Jeff Green...the Boston Celtics are a top 5 championship contender. They are right there with the big dogs, and a 66 game season WILL be a factor in the Celtics favor more than any other team in the NBA... Danny has done wonders with a bunch of minimum wage slots and his drafting of two guys who were teammates for 4 years is genius...both rookies look to get 10+ minutes a game this season (AL Jefferson got 15 minutes as a rookie and Semih Erden averaged 14 as a Celtic - won't it be a thrill to see this young 6'10" big man get more minutes as a rookie than Big Baby did ?) I don't think KG , Ray and PP are ticked off right now, I bet Ray and KG both get one year extensions by All Star weekend if they come out strong and the Celtics are riding high. Ye of little faith Rondowski ! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BRING ON THE NEW LOOK BOSTON CELTICS ! PREDICTION: 56-9 , AND ANOTHER NBA FINALS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE BIG 3 !
Posted by PHX85014[/QUOTE]
Wow, PHX International, thanks for that shot in the arm of pure, unadulterated optimism. Now if I can just get the docs to put me back on my meds, I just may pull out of this mental funk. (; />)
I hope you're right on all counts. That would be the best case scenario.
Just seeing Rondo skip that pass over to Ray in the corner last week and seeing Ray sink his first 3-pointer did wonders for my mood.
As I've said a few times, Doc needs to go for broke this season and see what the new guys and the rooks can do. If they can hold a lead and keep the vets minutes down we do have a shot.
I'm a leading advocate of what you said, that we'll have to wait and see. I'm hoping for the best and will put on my positive clothes on Christmas day when the games that count begin.
I'm hoping for the best, but I also feel the need to vent my frustration about the NBA fiasco we've been put through this pre-season.
Go Celtics. Tonight, Paul is not playing again, so we should get to see what some other guys have to offer.
Now, you got me a bit more excited about Christmas and the opening game in NYC.
Thanks for the shot of optimism.