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We will be okay
« on: January 27, 2013, 04:56:15 PM »

Offline ItStaysYang

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Think about it. Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee will start together. JET and Barbosa will back them up. If the Celtics had to lose a player at any position, thankfully it was at the GUARD. Suddenly having all of these capable backup guards seems like it will pay off, as these backups will all see more defined roles.

With Bradley starting and playing well with Lee (especially on defense), and JET plus Barbosa getting more regular backup minutes, these guys will still be able to make it happen. Plus, the offense seems less "congested" without Rondo on the floor (at least with all of these new pieces). Don't get the wrong idea, I love Rondo. To contrast, if it was KG that went down, we would be unable to make the playoffs.

Rondo (though he played exceptionally well in the games prior to the injury, and was scoring late game points) is NOT the go-to guy at the end of games. The Celtics have other capable passers in Bradley, Pierce, Lee, and even Terry/KG. Pierce will always take the game-winner regardless of Rondo's status.

If this team gets into the playoffs, or loses in any round, it won't be for any reasons involving Rondo not being around (e.g. rebounds, points in paint, etc.)

It's not the end, just a new chapter!

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 04:57:51 PM »

Offline GreenFaith1819

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TP for the optimism.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 04:58:38 PM »

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Yep, I'm not sweating it.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 04:59:21 PM »

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Um, okay. Too bad they do not have one guy on the roster who can truly play point guard. We will be okay. We lost a guy who is supposedly a top 5 point guard in the league and in the top 20 for MVP. Sure, will be great.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 05:02:48 PM »

Offline GreenFaith1819

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Um, okay. Too bad they do not have one guy on the roster who can truly play point guard. We will be okay. We lost a guy who is supposedly a top 5 point guard in the league and in the top 20 for MVP. Sure, will be great.

Well, look at it this way, Vinnie.

Rajon Rondo is such a vitrolic symbol on this team that the  critics of his game "should" automatically become a bit more optimistic now, I'm guessing. ;D

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 05:03:06 PM »

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Delonte is out there. Lowry, Calderon might be available. Maybe it's not over.

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Re: We will be okay
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 05:05:54 PM »

Offline vinnie

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They do not have a legitimate backup point, never mind a starting point. Pierce is too old to play that role in my opinion.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »

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They do not have a legitimate backup point, never mind a starting point. Pierce is too old to play that role in my opinion.
So they will play a non-PG centric offense.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 05:19:01 PM »

Offline vinnie

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So the other day here there was a thread talking about who is the go to guy on the Celtics. Many posters said that Rondo is or has to be. That he is one of the few guys who can create his own shot, and so on. I agree with those posters. I also believe it is foolhardy to think that this team is going to be better without Rajon Rondo -- unless they can get a guy who can bring the ball up court and run the offense.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 05:39:33 PM »

Offline kgainez

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apparently no one wants us to be positive.
we will have to sit back and see.

and please, everyone:
I'm not opposed to saying 'tolja so'

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 05:41:27 PM »

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Um, okay. Too bad they do not have one guy on the roster who can truly play point guard. We will be okay. We lost a guy who is supposedly a top 5 point guard in the league and in the top 20 for MVP. Sure, will be great.
They were fine today without him
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Re: We will be okay
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 05:43:01 PM »

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I just checked and the words, "logic," "common," and "sense" have been removed from the dictionary and no longer exist.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 05:45:26 PM »

Online BudweiserCeltic

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I just checked and the words, "logic," "common," and "sense" have been removed from the dictionary and no longer exist.

Well, to be fair you don't use much of them in your posts either :P

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »

Offline Neurotic Guy

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I just checked and the words, "logic," "common," and "sense" have been removed from the dictionary and no longer exist.

Your negativity sometimes gets under my skin (not that I think you are always wrong, just that I get irritated), but you are THE voice of reason today.

Re: We will be okay
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 05:50:21 PM »

Offline CelticsFan9

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Of course we'll okay...for a first round playoff exit.

 

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