No matter who they get, we know it will probably be a top six pick... with that asset alone, and assuming the Celtics stay healthy, what do you predict the Celtics to do next season?
1.Fire Doc Rivers
2.Trade pick and Wally for Ricky Davis and KG :) (Hopefully Wolves draft Oden!)
3.Celtics hire Adelman to teach them how to actually run (they already have the assets to do so).
4.Celtics average 108 ppg give up 101ppg and go for a nice 61-21 record.
Optimistic? Yep. Possible? Why not? with a draft class with Greg Oden and Durant, I'm sure teams would be dying to get the Celtics lottery pick near the end of the season (possibly before the lottery occurs), and KG + Pierce + AJ + Davis + Green + Rondo could alone, be good enough to get 60 wins with the right coach.
Speaking of coach, I said Adelman is a likely candidate, as Doc Rivers really shouldn't have a job by the end of the season... and back when Danny took this job in 04, said he specifically wanted to emulate the Sacramento kings of 2002-2004 and be a hard running team. Clearly, Doc River's fails miserably at teaching a team a basic fast break. Rick Adelman, was the only real running team after Don Nelson's Mavs in the early 2000s. If Danny ends up pursuing, why would he turn down a job from the greatest franchise of all time? I doubt he would.
The trade I suggested is reasonable, Oden right now has a lot more value than KG, believe it or not. Wally, an injury prone shooter with a horrid long contract could easily be packaged with a pick to get Ricky(CLUTCH never injured player with an expiring contract next season) and KG, who is... KG!
Just picture this depth chart-
PG: Rajon Rondo (Knows really how to run a fast break, provides lock-down D' and awesome at help steals) SG: Ricky Davis (Clutchhh player, instantly the best third option in the league, can lock down defenders when he tries) SF: Paul Pierce (Self defined) PF: Kevin Garnett (Self defined) C: Al Jefferson (Gets better daily, has great post moves, will be, easily, the best fourth option in the league)
6th man- Gerald Green (Can Shoot the lights out, improves daily, will be a great spark off the bench Second 6th man- Delonte West (Also a great shooter, can play either 1 or 2)
Also still have: 7th man: Ryan Gomes
that would be nice but i doubt it would happen. Wally is just... wow. thats why they traded him to celtics and the only reason the celtics bit was because Ricky was having problems fitting in. If the wolves decide to give up KG i doubt it would be for a draft pick itself. They wouldnt give up thier 2 best players for A draft pick and a high paid stiff who can shoot. It's not gonna happen. How ever, if the celtics include Telfair, Thier draft pick and Green, then you guys could probably get Garnett, but if you wanted ricky davis they would make you take Jaric and/or eddie Griffin. and the caps wouldnt match so you guys would have to add sum payroll and that would mean adding Wally and others which then minnesota wouldnt want. If you guys wanted KG then your best bet would be to Send the pick and Telfair and A guy who would balance the salary.(NOT wally) But Ratliff they would want.
the only way the wolves would make a deal like that is if it was definitely the #1 overall pick. also to make the salaries match you'd have to throw in ratliff and maybe something else. might be better for this young, young team to trade pierce and something for gay and the grizz pick. that gives the grizz, who are overall a pretty mature team, a shot to make some noise right now with pierce, miller, and gasol, and we could have one of the great lineups of the future. but i'd only do it after the lottery when i was sure the grizz had a high enough pick (top two). and i'd think hard about it still because pierce is my boy and the grizz situation isn't a sure fire winner for him.
Yes...but, it's not exactly a personal attack, and it's a kind of extremely low-level piece of bball discussion. I thought about getting rid of it, but am mindful of the "slippery slope." It'd be a bad thing if I just deleted everything I thought was stupid...well, might not be so bad, but that's not what Jeff wants me to be doing. If he makes a lot of posts like that, I may do something about it.