So many thoughts runnin' thru my head---just really upset when I first heard about Sully!
I was in the defiant "hey, we're still gonna do it" camp after Rondo's injury. Maybe, just maybe I said, but after Sully......Guess I'm just too much of a realist.
Objectively though, we never had a starting Center this year! KG plays it well enough, though disliking it, but the position demands more rebounding than he's capable of giving at this point in his career, and with the amount of time we play him.
We now don't have a point guard, which against many teams will leave us perilously open to full court pressure! Again, in playoff BB, a VERY bad thing.
Now, the little solid rebounding we had with Sully, is gone! No effective, starting caliber Center, no point guard, and no rebounding! Yes, those certainly are the main ingredients any team would want to have on their quest for a title!
Then Doc says, well we're just gonna have to play small ball!!!!!!Ha!!!!!! We'll start out BIG, with KG and BB(?really--6'8" undersized BB is a BIG now!LOL), and after that go with our best five! Since KG and PP only play 30 min a game, THAT should get real interesing!
ANY of this starting to sink in?
I don't think DA saw any FA talent out there worth adding salary for, and hopes of waiting til the trade deadline for castoffs from other teams who would be willing to jump on our sinking ship are unlikely to be much better than the Collins, Wilcox, Melo(at this point in his career) trash at the end of our current bench.
And just to respond to getting rid RR too, in the blow it up process------RR, AB, and Sully, I think most would agree can be part of a championship contender. That's your core! Maybe JG and Melo, but not to the point I would exclude them from deals. I definitely don't want anyone close to collecting SS left, going forward.
The RR,Sully train wreck has left us(ME) in a depressed heap, and I'm ready to move on--with YOUTH, STRENGTH, AND ATHLETICISM--and hopefully the beginnings of the next great Celtics' era!