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Re: Wouldn't it be interesting if ...
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2013, 12:30:44 PM »

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I've always thought that part of the reason Ainge traded for Green was that he hoped Green would be a better option than Big Baby Davis as the 4 in a crunch time line-up.
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Re: Wouldn't it be interesting if ...
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2013, 12:34:28 PM »

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Green is looking good lately.

I still would have preferred keeping Perk, having a better shot at the 2011 title, and then moving Perk for a trade exception (and possibly a pick).  We could have cashed that exception in for David West.

  Rondo and Shaq's health killed our 2011 run.

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 12:37:38 PM »

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Green is looking good lately.

I still would have preferred keeping Perk, having a better shot at the 2011 title, and then moving Perk for a trade exception (and possibly a pick).  We could have cashed that exception in for David West.

  Rondo and Shaq's health killed our 2011 run.

Shaq allegedly told Danny not to count on him coming back before the trade deadline.

As for Rondo, I'm a big believer in the butterfly effect.  If the Perk trade doesn't get made, the Rondo injury probably doesn't happen, because the specific circumstances that brought Wade and Rondo together don't happen.


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Re: Wouldn't it be interesting if ...
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2013, 12:54:00 PM »

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Green is looking good lately.

I still would have preferred keeping Perk, having a better shot at the 2011 title, and then moving Perk for a trade exception (and possibly a pick).  We could have cashed that exception in for David West.

  Rondo and Shaq's health killed our 2011 run.

Shaq allegedly told Danny not to count on him coming back before the trade deadline.

As for Rondo, I'm a big believer in the butterfly effect.  If the Perk trade doesn't get made, the Rondo injury probably doesn't happen, because the specific circumstances that brought Wade and Rondo together don't happen.

  Rondo wasn't really healthy after the first month or two of the season. He wasn't really at his best in the playoffs even before the Wade incident.

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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 01:15:12 PM »

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As mentioned, the trade was criticized because it may have been the right trade but it was made at the WRONG time.

At the time, the Celts were the top team in the East and were firing on all cylinders.

Trading away their starting center was not the smart decision to make.

This was about messing up the chemistry in 2011, not how things are today.

I think everyone felt that Jeff was the most talented player in the trade but everyone felt it was still the wrong trade to make, and it was.

 

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