Boston Celtics future?
When KG, Pierce and Allen are gone how do you think Rondo and Perkins' games will change? Can a team built around these two be a play-off team?
Rondo will become a beast so will Perk but I think you can they will have money when those three leave so they will hopefully get some good players by the time Rondo reaches his prime.
perkins will never be a top 10 center in my mind. I am learning to give rondo more credit then before and he looks like a guy who could be a all-star year in and year out, but i defenitely don't like him as a number 1 option. BUt like someone else said, they will surely bring in new guys when the big 3 leave so we really have no idea what they will look like in the future.
This year I think they have no chance at beating ORL, CLE, or LA...they are old men out there....Next year things over there will turn ugly...
What about Big Baby Davis?
First of all, mikenike, I love the Ren and Stimpy pic, one of my favorite cartoons of all time, but I disagree about the Celts being washed up. I think this is their last shot at a title before Ainge breaks them up, I think they still have the talent to win the east this season, but next year they need to move one of the big 3 and build around Rondo and Perkins. Davis is a role player, in my opinion, and they should trade up and try to get an impact rookie whether he starts or comes off the bench, I think if they gradually break up the aging big 3 and replace them for quality young players while still giving them a little bit of a learning curve by keeping Pierce around they could transition into a new team without going through a series of down years.
thanks, I get where your coming from of course...but the injuries are what scares me this season Garnett, and Pierce have missed a bunch of games combined already...
True, if healthy they can make a run, if not I hope they match up with the Bulls again for hopefully another Rose Rondo showdown.
Yeah that would be cool, another classic hopefully.... I do agree too...If healthy they can make a run for sure...but my thing is will they stay healthy that long..
They are the toughest team in the league no question. Even if you dont like them, you have to respect the way they play. I am a sixers fan and it pains me to say this but they are my favorite team to watch. Rondo is a GREAT player, Pierce has been one of the most underrated players his whole career, and he just knows how to play. Ray Allen is my favorite player, and he has the sweetest J, but thats not his whole game. KG is so tough, and if he is healthy this team is tough to beat. No 7 footer outside of Nowitzki can shoot the rock like garnett. And what seperates him is his toughness. Then you have sheed off the bench.. look out if this team stays healthy and thats the key. But if they do, they will win the east and possibly another title. I would love to see them beat the lake show. Did anyone watch their game agains the heat last night, it was a great basketball game
their young guys:
definately need an upgrade at the 2 mostly cause ray allen is old and pierce will always be a celtic
The Celtics never had a championship form ever since the Bird era and when they were hoping for a savior in the draft, they just couldn't find NOR land one. In 1997, they were one of the worst teams in the league who has a shot at #1, well, the 1st pick went to the Spurs and they got Timmy D. The C's ended up with an inexperienced Chauncey Billups whom they soon traded midway into that season. In 2006-07, they had one of their worst seasons ever capping with that 18 game losing streak. 2007 Draft could have had their chance of getting either Kevin Durant or Greg Oden since they are the 2nd worst team in the NBA that time but they fell 5th thus slipping them out of the chance to get quality players whom they're hoping for. With no luck with the lottery at all, the Celtics took the daring mission of forming a win-now team... They did just that with the Ray Allen for the 2007 5th pick which the Seattle used to get Jeff Green. Then the C's did the unthinkable when they moved some players or almost all players in their rotation just to get KG. Did the plan work? Yes it did... They won the 2008 NBA Title which had eluded Pierce, Garnett and Allen for most of their careers. But starting 2010, they gotta build for the future.
I think Danny Ainge knew what the consequences would be in forming this team and I think it was a daring move to say the least. They won a title but the future don't look so bright when the main players are gone or retired. They're going to cash in the lottery sometime in 2012 or 2013... Let's just hope Lady Luck would find something to let them build on other than a low lotto pick...