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Old 07-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

Well is it?

Rajon Rondo + Jeff Green for Chris Paul......I doubt the Hornets can find a better deal than this.

With kg and Ray's contract coming off the books, The Celtics have enough cap space for the 2012 free agency to sign Dwight Howard to a max deal.

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Old 07-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

That lineup will never happen. It's impossible. No team can afford to pay those 5 and fill a roster.
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

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Well is it?

Rajon Rondo + Jeff Green for Chris Paul......I doubt the Hornets can find a better deal than this.

With kg and Ray's contract coming off the books, The Celtics have enough cap space for the 2012 free agency to sign Dwight Howard to a max deal.

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Hornets can find a better deal with the clippers. I don't think Rondo is the type of player they should get. They should be getting very undeveloped players who will ensure they only win 15 games but excite the crowd. Post-CP people aren't going to be thrilled to go watch players who win them 30 games. Either be very young and exciting and terrible or legitimately good. To go from ok with an exciting superstar to mediocre team with a couple decent young players isn't going to be worth it. That's why I think they should go for Aminu/Bledsoe/DJ?/Mo? and the minnesota/clippers picks. They'd be terrible but people would have something to look forward to and some young players to watch develop. They will have 2 lotto picks(MIN,NOH) and a late first rounder(LAC) in a promising looking draft.

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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

It might work if Dwight has a..what do you call it...a contract that doesn't kick in big until like the 3rd or 4th season, and KG and Ray sign for a fraction of their current contracts. Because all of them right now are making at least $10 million a year.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:46 PM   #5
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That lineup will never happen. It's impossible. No team can afford to pay those 5 and fill a roster.

It's possible, if KG and Ray are willing to take pay cuts or sign for veteran min.
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It's possible, if KG and Ray are willing to take pay cuts or sign for veteran min.

Even so, you would still have very little money to field a roster. You gotta remember we only have two players signed past this season.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:52 PM   #7
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Just... no.
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

i think they may be able to pull it off but i highly doubt that Ainge would trade rondo
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

I wish they can get both, but sadly, that's not reality.

Impossible to do unless the GM of the Hornet is incredibly retarded.
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i think they may be able to pull it off but i highly doubt that Ainge would trade rondo

Nothing Ainge does shocks me anymore. After taking on pet projects over the years, grooming them for seasons only to let them go as trade filler, THEN trading away Perkins last season, I'm convinced he has a 'bigger picture' scenario in his head that exists independent from anything Celtics fans can wrap their heads around.

Rondo isn't untouchable if it means a sure shot at keeping Boston relevant for years to come. Rondo is a coming attraction, while guys like CP3/Howard are the feature presentation. They're ready to be a franchise now. As much as I love Rondo, he'll labor to keep Boston afloat without a solid core of guys around him. Veterans or not, he'll need some semblance of talent around him to thrive or else he'll have to overcome some of his learned behavior and polish the perimeter game.

I think Howard is more than enough for Boston. More, more, MORE than enough. CP3 would be unbelievable but I refuse to believe that the only way to win rings in this league is through superstars abandoning ship and teaming up.
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

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Nothing Ainge does shocks me anymore. After taking on pet projects over the years, grooming them for seasons only to let them go as trade filler, THEN trading away Perkins last season, I'm convinced he has a 'bigger picture' scenario in his head that exists independent from anything Celtics fans can wrap their heads around.

Rondo isn't untouchable if it means a sure shot at keeping Boston relevant for years to come. Rondo is a coming attraction, while guys like CP3/Howard are the feature presentation. They're ready to be a franchise now. As much as I love Rondo, he'll labor to keep Boston afloat without a solid core of guys around him. Veterans or not, he'll need some semblance of talent around him to thrive or else he'll have to overcome some of his learned behavior and polish the perimeter game.

I think Howard is more than enough for Boston. More, more, MORE than enough. CP3 would be unbelievable but I refuse to believe that the only way to win rings in this league is through superstars abandoning ship and teaming up.
True. a rondo trade could go through if he starts scoring more consistantly and thus increases his trade value. Big if though
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

I'd rather keep Rondo then get Chris Paul. He's always hurt and Rondo's contract is a bargain. Getting Howard in FA is the plan. Even though I doubt he comes to Boston. I think Danny is banking on making some moves in the 2012 draft. Celtics have what 2 1st rounders and 3 second rounders? Might trade up to a top 5 pick?
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I'd rather keep Rondo then get Chris Paul. He's always hurt and Rondo's contract is a bargain. Getting Howard in FA is the plan. Even though I doubt he comes to Boston. I think Danny is banking on making some moves in the 2012 draft. Celtics have what 2 1st rounders and 3 second rounders? Might trade up to a top 5 pick?

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It's possible, if KG and Ray are willing to take pay cuts or sign for veteran min.


Why in the world would KG and Ray Allen sign for veteran minimum when they clearly are worth so much more than that right now. Ray Ray just came off a season where he shot his best percentages from the field and from down-town. Garnett just had a 15/10 season.
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Default Re: Is it possible for the Celtics to get both CP3 and Dwight Howard?

Actually if I were the Hornets GM, I'd definetly do this deal:

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Rajon Rondo
Jeff Green
Avery Bradley
Celtics 2012 1st Rounder
Clippers 2012 1st Rounder
Celtics 2014 1st Rounder

Boston:
Chris Paul
Trevor Ariza

Hornets get back their future, while pretty much guaranteeing Boston to be a better team next year as well as giving them the best chance to land Dwight.

The New Orleans Hornets are going to be relocated anyways and I think having a hometown star like Rajon Rondo might make them very attractive to a city like Louisville who's been looking to have a NBA team.
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