Re: Welcome back Doc(c)
posted at 5/28/2011 10:35 AM EDT
In Response to Welcome back Doc(c)
[QUOTE] Yes, I'm just getting over C's losing, except that I knew they would. Not enough fire power. That Chicago defense!!! I don't think the C's woulda scored 70 pts against that D. Thoughts since the end of season: Green needs to go to the Reggie Lewis school of ball playing. Remember that final game when the C's needed that last minute bucket. What did he do? Instead of going to the basket hard and trying to dunk over someone like RL woulda done, he tries to finess around DWade and missed the layup. He's so soft. And about Green... Maybe you have discussed this but imagine this senario... You are DA/Papile and talking bout KPerkins. Did getting Ibaka come into the equation? Did DA/Papile blink first when the subject of Harden came up? I think the C's blinked first. Similar to giving up 3 players for NRobinson !?!? I wouldn't be suprised if Ibaka's name ever even came up. KP is a center and tries to be tough guy. You don't trade that for a soft wing player. When you watch anything bout rookie pre-draft camps/tryouts, they always show DA. Why? C's only have one player from the draft over the past 4 years! (I won't be suprised if ABradley isn't even on the team in 2yrs). Back up centers, pg, sg. The C's haven't done anything to improve their team thru the draft in years! It's almost like the Washington Redskins. Ineptitude has made them cellar dwellars for many years. Like the Cs destiny. Watching DA observe potential draft picks (lol)! Might as well have my 13yo nephew watching players. I bet same results...almost nothing.
Posted by docc[/QUOTE]
I believe it is a completely unsubstantiated fan only rumor that Harden was the first choice of the C's and was even being discussed (and that OKC turned us down). First, both Doc and Danny said that DOC was the one who vetoed the first deal.....not the other mysterious team. If OKC already vetoed the deal, why would Doc have to say "no" to it????
Second, the C's top priority was an tall athletic small forward (back up pierce and maybe Garnett). Remember, it was Marquis who had just gone out with injury. Harden would not have fit this bill AT ALL. He is a shooting guard and is small. At 6'5" and 215 lbs, that would be like Ray Allen playing small forward! We already had Wafer, West, and Ray as shooting guards. Why in the world would they go after Harden?
I realize Fans go gaga over a player when he's playing well, but Harden's playoff run did not factor into Danny's thinking pre-allstar game when he was trolling around looking for trades for someone to back up Pierce.
As for Danny's picks, I think he did well BEFORE the KG and Ray arrived. But after that, he's taken a lot of gambles and essesntially - NONE of them have worked out (Bradley has a chance, but we won't know for 2 more years). Walker, Semih, Giddens, Luke, Lester Hudson, and Gabe Pruitt.......all irrelevant now.