I BELEIVE IN THE BOSTON CELTICS .NO REALLY I DO !!!
to all my celtics fans, and espn celtics lovers. the big 4 and co have lost 3 games straight. all to elite teams lakers, magic , hawks. which is not really bad consider that they are great teams. but in reality you have to wonder if your a celtic fan . is it time to consider to breakup the big 3. my answer is yes.
the reason why is i dont think they can beat the cavs or magic in a 7 game playoff round. kg has a bum knee and is not the same player he was once(who voted this man over bosh for the all-star game) yeah he still can block shots, shoot the jump shots he likes, but like i said kg is not the big ticket anymore, for a man over 30 you have to be concern about his knee, because its stopping him from playing well on both sides of the court. ray allen is no longer a 30-40 mintue player, his shot aint falling in like it use to. and we all heard the rumors about him going to golden state. dont think its not true. the celtics know they need to make some kind of move . nothing to major . but something to help them out come playoff time. because right now the cavs are playing good, the magic are started to get it together, dwight is really improving lately. the hawks are playing solid, even the bottom playoff teams are playing good right now.like i said i think the celts should trade allen right now and try to get some young talent. and go from there to the playoffs, and see if you can win it all this year. but i really think this is the last year the celtics compete for a title unless they get a player like iggy, or someone close to a all-star caliber talent .
i do think pierce has two or three years left in him, kg idk. maybe a two years left as a all-star player.
but if the celtics can get some young talent or draft picks for allen, and try to blend it with the team . they can atleast make run in the playoffs. then if they dont win it. wait to the off season and try to unload kg .idc what yall say love him or not pierce is gonna retire a celtic.
unless he doesnt want to be part of the rebuilding stage. but they could still compete in the east with rondo, perkins, they just need to make a trade now or the off season and try to get some young talent back .
Who would take any of the big three? to old and overpaid.
i dont know who started this trade thing, but why ray allen? without ray, you guys wouldnt have won the champ. he should've been the mvp not pierce. last year playoff when kg was down, who stepped up? rondo and ray allen. yes he had some off nights, but he scored 30 and 51 against the bulls. he had game winner. even today, when they lost to lakers, his D on kobe was great. if you really want to look for trade, why not KG? why not rasheed wallace? wallace hasnt done much and looked very slugglish most of the time. KG is not what he used to be, and his D has failed him numerous time this year. he allowed lewis to score the game winner, and he wasnt able to defend any lakers bigs. to me, the problem is not boston's backcourt, but the frontcourt. you guys need ppl who can actually grab rebound, and help out PERKIN defending bc KG, "uno uno", rasheed certainly are not doing that. a backcourt with the rotation of two allens, rondo, and house are decent. try find help in the front court. also, if you want to talk about getting old, i feel like pierce is getting old. he called himself the best player in the world, but right now he looks more like what he was before KG and allen arrived when he couldnt win by himself. so yeah.. stop following the espn ray allen trade bandwagon. i agree celtics can use some help by trading but think about trading who..
imo the shouldn't have done the KG trade. Al Jefferson most likely would have still won the championship and they wouldn't be so messed up for the future. I don't remember what else they gave up for KG but i believe Craig Smith was in there and he is a good bench guy.
I gotta disagree with you on your thought about Al Jefferson winning the championship with the team in 08 instead of KG. KG brought a whole new style of play to the team. His defense and veteran play was one of the main reasons they won. The problem for the celtics right now isn't that the big 3/4 isn't clicking together, its that they don't have the same bench they had in 08. Also they aren't fully healthy either. Doc Rivers wants to see the team fully healthy before he makes any decisions. Even though the trade deadline is soon, I don't see them making any moves involving the big 3/4.
i think the true problem is age. kg is breaking down and ray isnt as fast as he used to be. this is probably the last stand for these guys and they do have a chance with this team. if you wanna break them up then you have to take into consideration that breaking them up means you are giving up a chance for a title this year because youre not getting back equal value for any of them
the celtics went into this season as the eastern conference favorites based on the big 3...the big 3 "ifs"
#1 - if kg's need holds up
#2 - if age doesn't catch up to their core
#3 - if they bench production close to what they got in 07-08.
so they've struggled with all 3 ifs. kg's knee has caused him to miss games and when he is playing he isn't nearly as explosive. all 3 of the "big 3" are showing they're age. and unfortunately, wallace has been inconsistent and daniels has been hurt so the bench has suffered.
someone above me wrote they should trade kg or wallace instead of allen. no way. ray allen has an expiring contract at 18+ mil. that's like crack to other gms. garnett has more years and more money and he's hurt. u can't get much for him. sheed's contract is much smaller, but for more years AND they could only get back HALF the value of what he's pd this year. the only "big splash" move they can make would have to invole allen. but keep in mind it's not impossible (although it is illgeal) to trade allen with the understanding that whoever gets him will buy him out and he'll come back to the celtics after 30 days.
a trade that might work is allen to NYC for l. hughes and j. jeffries. let me explain:
hughes - would give the celts an athletic perimeter defender who can start OR come off the bench and play major minutes. also, he can handle the ball create his own shot. even though he's also in his early 30's, he's played most of his career on cruise control so he should have plenty left in the tank. also his 12 mil is expiring in june
jeffries - would give a poor man's (very poor) version of what they want out of kg and sheed, a big pf who can defend other 4's that play away from the basket (i.e gasol, odom, r. lewis, josh smith). and NY is so desperate to get him 6+ mil off of next year's cap, they'd do this trade with no hesitation AND agree (under the table) to buyout ray and waive him.
imo they really miss james posey
They need him back.