Re: Tommy is tired of hearing these
posted at 12/10/2013 1:28 AM EST
In response to prakash's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
A lot of people don't expect the Celts to tank. I think a lot of people (like me) thought that the Celtics should concentrate on developing guys like Sullinger, Olynyk, Bradley -- and that by doing so it would mean that they lost more than they won. It's still early in the season and a lot could happen.
I don't think their talent level is on par with some of th better teams in the league. Give them credit, they are better than expected, but I still expect that DA will take the big picture view and make trades that could benefit this team in the future at the expense of the present.
This team needs a talent infusion. Having some higher picks could help the rebuild. It doesn't mean you're not a true fan if you hope that the C's can get a lottery pick or two to help them get back to being a championship contender.
Except that you guys are not taking one thing into account: Brad Stevens took two woefully under-talented teams to the National Championship Game.
I also think that the Celts lack the top tier talent. But if Brad can get Jordan Crawford to become EC Player of the Week, Jeff Green to develop the ability to draw fouls on his drives as opposed to committing charges, and Brandon Bass to play out of his mind, then he is something special.
It is conceivable that Danny will make trades for the future and compromise the present. But what trades will those be? If a Brooklyn type trade comes along then it will be a no-brainer. Otherwise, there are too many sellers in the market right now. Danny may make a trade or two (I primarily see Lee/Crawford and to a lesser extent Bass/Humphries getting traded) but if he is determined to make a selling trade, he will be forced to under-sell. That is not like Danny. He might just try the buying mode.
Yes, and what do you buy to improve the team now?