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Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?

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Online PhoSita

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2013, 11:16:19 AM »
Why is this still a thread.

No.

"You're never as good as you think you are, you're never as bad as you think you are, and you're never far from either."

- Brad Stevens, the Philosopher Coach.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #76 on: January 30, 2013, 11:42:15 AM »
Why is this still a thread.

No.




Because they do not magically disappear when we do not like the topic. 


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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2013, 11:45:50 AM »
Why is this still a thread.

No.




Because they do not magically disappear when we do not like the topic.

I guess I'm just shocked that this is even a question that fairly reasonable people would debate. 

I suppose I'm with vinnie on this one.  People surprise you at times with their capacity for irrational thinking.  Especially when it comes to being a fan.
"You're never as good as you think you are, you're never as bad as you think you are, and you're never far from either."

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #78 on: January 30, 2013, 11:48:30 AM »
There are no other options. Can we win it all or not?

I say "Yes". Who's with me?!

NO, not without a legit BIG MAN. we may also need a PG. not sure if JET and Lee and the blur can tackle that the rest of the year.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #79 on: January 30, 2013, 11:49:50 AM »
Why is this still a thread.

No.




Because they do not magically disappear when we do not like the topic.

I guess I'm just shocked that this is even a question that fairly reasonable people would debate. 

I suppose I'm with vinnie on this one.  People surprise you at times with their capacity for irrational thinking.  Especially when it comes to being a fan.

True, some guys just can't help themselves.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2013, 11:51:52 AM »
Why is this still a thread.

No.




Because they do not magically disappear when we do not like the topic.

I guess I'm just shocked that this is even a question that fairly reasonable people would debate. 

I suppose I'm with vinnie on this one.  People surprise you at times with their capacity for irrational thinking.  Especially when it comes to being a fan.

True, some guys just can't help themselves.


2/3 of all voters said "no"


1/3 of Celtics fans on here still keep hope.  I find nothing wrong with that.  I would be more disappointed if no one had hope left.


(vote is at 40 no to 20 yes at the time of this post)


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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2013, 12:43:25 PM »
Yes.  Still.  Celtics were a contender before...how many times do we have to see them "shockingly" awaken in the playoffs right around the time our best player goes from 30 mpg in reg season to 37 mpg in playoffs before we realize that there is some causation there?  Also, the team was always going to finish stronger once the old-heads got the finish line in sight/the young-heads were fully integrated to their roles on the team.

Barring a KG injury or team-shaking trade, Celts finish at worst 26 - 12 over last 38 games.

How?

Bradley/Lee/Pierce/Sully/KG dominates defensively

Offensively, dirty secret...lots of individual offensive talent on this team. One problem before is that Terry/Lee/Pierce all better with ball in their hands than spotting up. Terry and Barbosa needed more consistent minutes. Sully better offense creator than Bass, didnt need to be spoonfed the jumpers like Bass did. Pierce/KG/Sully one of best passing frontcourts in NBA, takes playmaking burden off of Bradley and Lee.

Offensive summary: Rondo is one of the best spoon-feeding passers in the league, on a team where the talent doesn't fit the spot-up rolls he needs.  The downgrade of Ray as a lightening quick spot-up shooter (even over contest) from deep and the absence of Brandon Bass's jumper combined to severely limit the offensive ceiling of the style of play that we were playing.  It'd be a lot to ask KG and Pierce to do it on their own offensively at this stage, but if the supporting pieces work better in the new paradigm they should have the support they need.

Bottom line prediction: offense improves marginally, defense improves significantly, Celtics no worse than 26 - 12 down stretch.  Still a contender.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2013, 12:44:42 PM »
Why is this still a thread.

No.




Because they do not magically disappear when we do not like the topic.

I guess I'm just shocked that this is even a question that fairly reasonable people would debate. 

I suppose I'm with vinnie on this one.  People surprise you at times with their capacity for irrational thinking.  Especially when it comes to being a fan.

True, some guys just can't help themselves.


2/3 of all voters said "no"


1/3 of Celtics fans on here still keep hope.  I find nothing wrong with that.  I would be more disappointed if no one had hope left.


(vote is at 40 no to 20 yes at the time of this post)

I'd imagine that a Wizards poll on a Wizards blog would have similar voting results.

 

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