a window is closed, but there'll be another one.
I get the fascination for this window metaphore, but this is just a storyline that comes and goes every year since the KG injury in 2009. And it's true, that year the window closed against our noses, it hurted a lot. But the year after they were a couple injuries and an MVP performance by Joey Crawford from winning it all. Then, the injured O'Neals window, and last year the old team injury plague (and very bad luck with young players like Wilcox, Green and Bradley having season-ending injuries) window.
Every year we have a new window, even when we can't see it. Our players grow older, some of them mature, and some of them surprise us. Last year it was Bradley, to a point where even Rondo is putting his hopes on Avery's return this season. This year it will be Jeff Green, by february he'll be playing a total different game. And in the playoffs, you know Jet will perform. If Rondo was at 100% on every game, the Celtics wouldn't be a .500 team, but this latest injury and his lack of interest before are hurting the team.
What we are missing right now is someone in the Perk role, a good/great defender who can push the team and unload some pressure from KG. I had high hopes on Darko, but it didn't work. We need Dalembert, or Mozgov, or Robin Lopez. Gortat/Varejao are out of reach, and you don't commit that kind of money to a transition big, you want to keep it for KG and his future heir. If you think Gortat/Varejao or even DMC can fill the KG role, you go all out, but that's not the case. Save the money for that dominant defensive big that compliments Rondo's game, and use Green as the team's primary scorer. Dude can score at will, but he seems to refuse the spotlight, yikes.
I know Green is 26, he's the same player he's been all his career, and that all the bashing he gets is somehow justified, but I believe he'll be this year's surprise, and our key to open a new window.