Even though their roster looks unimpressive...I like what i've seen so far from rookie Kelly Olynyk...He looks like his best position is power forward,instead of center....Alot of fans are eager to see what Brooks is capable of doing with more minutes....
And new coach Brad Stevens teams at Butler always exceeded expectations..Maybe his coaching style is enuff to muster 30 wins out of this team...
Gerald Wallace didnt even bother to show up.
Gerald Wallace was doing a kids camp which he booked in advance
I May Be Wrong.....but I kind of think the Celtics have a decent chance of making it in the playoffs as an 8th seed. It all comes down to Rondo's health and how he is after that injury. And their roles players may look sad in that picture and the names won't strike fear to any opponent but they do have a solid 8 man rotation I believe (assuming everyone stays healthy). I think Marshon Brooks can have a breakout season with Rondo being there to make the game easy for him. Jeff Green/Gerald Wallace/Sullinger/Olynk/Humphries - not the most stand out guys but if you can get 50-60 points from these guys and 25-30 rebounds combined, I think they'll have enough to be solid. Center spot is their weakest but we'll see if Fab Melo makes a difference this year.
Then again, if Danny Ainge trades Rondo, then ignore everything I say and hello to a top 5 pick in the draft.
Shouldn't they move Rondo and almost guarantee themselves of a Top 5 pick, in possibly both of the next 2 star-studded drafts? Rondo and a bottom slot in playoffs or end of the lottery, or No Rondo and an increased chance to land Andrew Wiggins? Not much of a debate if you ask me. Do love what I have seen from Olynyk so far. I would move Jeff Green as well and totally rebuild.
Wannabes lol. Get fired for stupidity. No guarantee any of those babies change your franchise anytime soon. In Boston most people are excited for change.
Wannabes lol. Get fired for stupidity. No guarantee any of those babies change your franchise anytime soon. In Boston most people are excited for change. In the NBA you develop your young guys shop them for established stars. It works better. Thats how C's won before. They developled perkins and jefferson and delonte west. None top picks. In return for them and Gerald Green for R Allen and KG. Smarter route than praying for a kid to save you.
If Rondo gets back they could well be in a mix for the 8th seeding, Rondo is IMO a very near Franchise Player being a year in year out all star, making all defensive and all NBA top 3 teams. Gerald Wallace will have something to prove being traded, Kris Humphries is in contract year, Brooks and Bradley have a lot of upside and Danny Ainge has hired maybe the best young coach from the NCAA with proven NCAA play off experience.
The flip side is that Wallace could be moved and so could Humphries, Rondo's position is up in the air, the frontcourt looks maybe the least experienced in the NBA and if they only got 7th seeding last season with KG, PP and Coach Rivers. How can they expect to nearly equal that minus two guys with nearly 50,000 NBA points combined who still play to a good standard and under a NBA winning Coach. The new Coach may have good credentials but he is nowhere near as NBA proven and experienced as Coach Rivers.
I also wonder how losing PP will affect the Boston fans, he had been on the roster for so long and was a true Celtics legend. KG is a great player but I think the fans could have understood him moving on a bit more as he had not been there all his career like PP.
I don't think the Celtics are in a bad position at all. We have the pieces (Sully, Olynyk, Bradly, Rondo, Green, and a ton of other teams picks.) to make a deal if one worth looking at presents itself, and we also have a roster that could still be a good complementary shell for a competitive team. If Celtics want to blow it up then they are in good position, and if they want to try and reload they are also in a good position. As a Celtics fan I have no problem with where the team is at, and definitely have things i'm looking forward too.
1) I can't wait to see Brad Stevens coach, 2) How good is Rondo as the clear cut leader, and is he healthy?,3) Can Green carry his good play into next year?4) And obviously I want to see what deals Ainge makes, and what direction he plans to go in. Not the worst when compared to other fan bases, and no one thought the Big Three era would last as long as it is so as a fan I'm alright.
To be honest the only thing I'm not looking forward to is watching Humphries play
Marshon Brooks' face though.
Looks more like a hostage situation.
Celtics will fill up with talent in the next 2 or 3 years. We all know that, they have some great players already - Rondo,Bradley,Jeff Green,Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk - add to them 2 or 3 potential all-stars from the upcoming drafts and "poor" celtics become a contender. I almost forgot our new coach - young, ambitious and verry capable I just hope he'll be given the time he needs to develope C's game and help the young players we have reach their potential. Someone above me said that Boston's strengh is in developing undarrated guys into first-class role players and then trade them for superstars. Either way I think Boston's future is bright. Almost certain we miss tha playoffs next season but not tanking in any way!