Re: What kind of team will we see next year?
posted at 4/15/2011 1:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What kind of team will we see next year?
[QUOTE]That Pistons team has been in a state of chaos for a few years now in terms of organizational structure. New ownership as of earlier this week, a GM who offers massive contracts to Charlie V and Ben Gordon, a coach who doesn't get any respect from his players, and a city ravaged by economic crisis. Boston has a dedicated ownership and front office that offers stability. There's history in Boston for basketball, and some players want to play on the biggest stage. There are many worse places to play bball in the NBA. By the way, what is your actual relationship to the Celts, Dudder? Lakers troll, pessimist, hater? Realist or not, a key element to being a fan is actually having faith in your team to get it done.
Posted by truth-torpedo34[/QUOTE]
There is no history that suggests that once a team has its run, that it just keeps running.....
Bad teams get good players in the draft and get better, good teams get nothing in the draft and get worse. It is a cycle. OKC gets Durant, Green, Westbrook, Harden, etc. not by being good but being very bad. The Cs get Walker, Giddens, Bradley, etc. by being very good.
The Celtics mystique is just that and believe only here in Boston. Players have no incentive to come here as free agents - they want to go somewhere they can win no be the laughingstock.
Fan is short for fanatic - marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion, frenzied - at least according to my Webster. I am a realist.
Comments are made in complete vacuums - I remember hearing Jackie Mac several years ago state that Al Jefferson will be a perennial all-star, I emailed her and said that I disagreed. Jefferson has never been an all-star and has never made the playoffs but of course it has only been 7 years.
What I see on this board is individuals who make statements that are completely unrealistic and uninformed and pie-in-the-sky dreamers and think that Danny has some sort of advantage over other GMs because of some of the deals he has made, etc.
Without 2 gigantic expiring contracts (Wally S and Ratliff) KG and Ray never come here but people on this board think that Danny had stockpiled all sorts of top rate talent that enabled the trades. The two times Danny has had a chance to get legit blue chip talent he made trades - Telfair and Ray.
You can compile a very long list of players selected after the players Danny selected in just about every draft.
The Cs do have a dedicated Ownership that has to play by the same rules as every other ownership will under the new CBA.
For what it is worth I do not see Danny sticking around once he dismantles the BIG 3 and they become the Cavs or Pistons. He had a heart attack and may not be up to the challenge of starting from scratch especially without Doc.
Yes there are worse places to play in the NBA but the quality of the place may have something to do with the quality of the players.
There was a time when Dumars was the best executive in the league and now he should not have a job - acquiring talent drives that process and the Cs will not have any in the next couple of years.