I think this second unit is rather awful. They have some nice career stats but as a cohesive unit, they suck.
I think this team has been underachieving for a variety of reasons and Rondo's play and Pierce's play, are two of them, though, IMHO, they are down on the bottom of the list.
One of the things on the top of the list is the players Danny put together to make up this team. Terry and Barbosa are players that want the ball in their hands and want to score, sometimes to the detriment of a team offense. Now we have Lee and Bass complaining of touches or the offense. We also have a player that left for personal reasons and a big who is useless and another that can never stay healthy.
I think Danny messed up this summer. He never got a decent backup big man worth a [dang]. Several players in the locker room were expecting to continue to play their game, regardless of how the Celtics functioned. Danny must have thought that if KG, PP and RA would sacrifice their games to make a team better than others would too. Obviously he was wrong.
I see a house cleaning in this team's future.
nah I disagree. I think Doc messed up.
Doc has been saying since forever that he wanted to run more and wanted more athleticism because the Big 3 or 4 couldn't close out games by themselves. This is when you have a team who's bench consists of Ryan Hollins, Greg Steimsa, Marquise, Dooling, Peaches, that Sean guy (lol) and Wilcox. Not a bunch of freaks of nature there.
so DA went out and got what Doc wanted. But Doc just assumed he could run and all that with the system he had but that's an untruth. Especially with the players he has.
Like I said. And I will continue to say. This team needed a shake up to get Docs attention. This could be a blessing in disguise because right now Doc is saying all the right things (doesn't mean he will do it).
Take the 2nd unit for example. Best unit we got. Why? They run. They play loose. They have pace. Copy and paste that for all...we win games. We compete. We can *gasp* contend
dude you are seriously rondo'd. I don't know how you can flip the initial issue back to Lee. If the rumor is true, and i believe it is, he just being honest. He has played in the league enough years to know what he doesn't appreciate on the court. Why does he get zero touches for 4 minutes and have to bust his azz off on defense?? The guy is not a defensive specialist naturally
If rondo by himself Jordan us to the top of the standings, then nobody can say anything bad. I'd trade lee in 2 seconds if this were the case. BUT its not the case and we have been losing all year 50 percent of the time. The celts team is packed with talent , enough so that we should be a top three team in the conference.
I guess once we go on a honest and simple winning streak continuing with beat sac tomorrow, you might slightly sober up from Rondo mania.
The bolded part just made me spit up my drink. No way are we top 3 in talent in the east. Our two best players we have left are both over 35 years old. We have one great big, KG, and one with a lot of potential Sully. We have one formerly great player, who is still great sometimes PP.
Almost the whole rest of the roster is filled out with good role players. We have a decent roster, but especially with Rondo out now, we probably have more like 5th-8th seed talent. Miami, Chicago, NYK, Brook, Indiana, Atlanta all have better talent that us in my opinion. Not that it matters, we tend to get by on effort and guts and a lot of intangibles. But to say we have top 3 talent? Maybe in 2010 we did before Shaq got injured, but not now.