First, I wanna start by saying I love RR the player, fell in love the end of the season b4 last!
I hate these threads, they are dumb to me... why would anyone who is a Celtics fan NOT want us to be better without RR, he is OUT FOR THE SEASON!!! Then when he comes back you want that team to be even better! It's about the Celtics, not RR!!!
So you are telling me we need a point guard? You don't say?! RR is great but I would stake a lot that with the team we have if we were to switch RR for someone like Dragic we would be fine, of course he is no RR but we don't NEED someone to do all that RR is capable of with the talent we have on this team! RR is a need but a bonus all in one with the team we have... we need a PG but we can lose some of what RR brings and still be fine!
Losing Barbosa was HUGE. Kevin, PP, and Doc pretty much said he was the straw the broke the camels back. You need to factor us going through more than losing RR (yes, he was the biggest loss no doubt)... losing 3 players for the entire season (KEY PLAYERS), wears on you mentally, it's like you can't win for losing. Look at any interview they did after Bosa went down and you could see and feel that they all thought that was the last straw.
Give us a real PG who can run an offense (or heck even just Bosa) and who knows how good we would be. Sure we need bigs (w/ or w/o RR), but not having anyone who can produce like Bosa could in RR's absence, made it extremely more difficult to win! Not only in Barbosa's play but his presence in the locker room, it's greatly missed.
I can't believe Celtics fans don't want us to win all b/c RR is out and b/c you want to be right and say "I told you so"... that makes you a RR fan FIRST and a Celtic fan only when RR can play. Nothing wrong with being a RR fan but like I have said before, there is something wrong when you don't want the team to win when your fav player is out. Again, I always wanted any team Shaq was on to win, even when he was injured b/c he would win by default just by being on the team... yes, it means more if he could play but in the end a win is a win! You RR fans (be honest), don't want the team to win or be better without him and I can not understand it. It's crazy to me.