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dragondawg 07-30-2007 05:30 PM

Kevin Garnett to Boston
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20029788/

Denver Crush 07-30-2007 05:31 PM

Hey, this is now football only!

Sassy 07-30-2007 05:32 PM

ON SEASON...wrong forum! LOL!

Beantown Bronco 07-30-2007 05:35 PM

The original proposal also called for the Celtics next two first rounders....if that is still the case, the C's can now be called the Redskins...because that would be an @ss raping of biblical proportions.

Dagmar 07-30-2007 05:52 PM

Here come the thread police...

epicSocialism4tw 07-30-2007 05:58 PM

Boston's made a move.

It's championship or bust starting the moment that Garnett becomes green.

Man-Goblin 07-30-2007 06:05 PM

Well, the thread has not been moved yet, so I'll comment here.

They have to be the favorites in the East now, but it remains to be seen what kind of chemistry Allen, Pierce and Garnett will have. I still think there are a handful of teams in the west that are still better. Not a whole lota depth on the mean green.

It is going to be weird seeing KG in any other uni, too.

elsid13 07-30-2007 06:09 PM

As a Celtic fan I'm excited and disappointed. the team went from real young to real old real quick.

Beantown Bronco 07-30-2007 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elsid13 (Post 1661785)
As a Celtic fan I'm excited and disappointed. the team went from real young to real old real quick.

....and real injury-prone.

OrangeShadow 07-30-2007 06:12 PM

i feel you el. i was excited to see jefferson play his career here. i could deal with green being dealt but i think Al is going to be a superstar

elsid13 07-30-2007 06:16 PM

guess they now have spot for big baby

RhymesayersDU 07-30-2007 06:45 PM

It's a win-now move, and it easily makes them the best team in the East.

But if they can't close the deal, it could screw them down the road. I really like Al Jefferson.

rubaiyat 07-30-2007 07:03 PM

Yeah the offer as it stands is pretty steep. Young Big and two quality youngsters AND 2 #1's??? I guess they get to drop Telfair, but still...oooph.

Drek 07-30-2007 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubaiyat (Post 1661846)
Yeah the offer as it stands is pretty steep. Young Big and two quality youngsters AND 2 #1's??? I guess they get to drop Telfair, but still...oooph.

The two #1s are the C's 2009 1st and the 1st Minny owes them from the Davis/Wally deal of a few years back.

The team got old real fast but I can't complain. The Celtics franchise needs a major adjustment to its reputation, credibility, and mindset. Thats only happening if they start winning big games. Otherwise we see predicaments like this off-season started out with, where Garnett, Marion, O'Neal, etc. all said they wanted nothing to do with Boston. Its not because of a racist image. This franchise did more for breaking down racial barriers in the NBA than any other team. Its because for over a decade now they've sucked.

KG, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen can change that. You add Rondo, a talented PG who can't shoot but is a tenacious defender with good ball skills, and Kendrick Perkins, a sizable low post presence who will be the best defensive support in the paint KG has ever seen, and you got a damn good starting 5.

Its pretty conflicted on if Gomes is really included in this deal, but either way its a move you make. Jefferson could be great some day, KG is great now at the same time PP and RA are great. Gerald Green had potential, but he wouldn't spend more than 10 minutes a night on the court with Pierce and Allen manning his two applicable positions.

Now all thats left is for the C's to fill out their bench. They drafted a decent 1/2 guard tweener and Glenn Davis who, if he keeps his weight down, will have a good NBA career. He's strong, wide, and very athletic. Add a PG like Brevin Knight and another big paint defender (Mutombo would be awesome) to help KG in the paint when Perkins fouls out and this team is ready to roll over the eastern conference.

sonsofkraftybob 07-31-2007 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco (Post 1661756)
The original proposal also called for the Celtics next two first rounders....if that is still the case, the C's can now be called the Redskins...because that would be an @ss raping of biblical proportions.

A high 20's pick each year at worst is now "biblical"?

Most likely the Celts will be in the Conf Finals each year. Name another team with 3 marquee players like that in the East.

sonsofkraftybob 07-31-2007 10:20 PM

BTW, I'm surprised GonzoLays hasn't hit up this thread as he is a BIG TIME Celts fan...

RhymesayersDU 07-31-2007 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonsofkraftybob (Post 1663214)
BTW, I'm surprised GonzoLays hasn't hit up this thread as he is a BIG TIME Celts fan...

I believe the ban hammer finally came down on him.

GSRelyea 08-01-2007 08:33 AM

They went from 100-1 pre-Garnett to 5-1 after the trade, but if you look at their current roster they are def. going to add some pieces:

2007-08 Roster
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS
20 Ray Allen G 6-5 205 07/20/1975 Connecticut 11
42 Tony Allen G 6-4 213 01/11/1982 Oklahoma State 3
11 Glen Davis ** F 6-9 289 01/01/1986 Louisiana State R
5 Kevin Garnett F 6-11 253 05/19/1976 Farragut Academy HS (IL) 12
41 Michael Olowokandi (FA) C 7-0 270 04/03/1975 U. of Pacific 9
43 Kendrick Perkins C 6-10 280 11/10/1984 Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX) 4
34 Paul Pierce F-G 6-6 230 10/13/1977 Kansas 9
0 Leon Powe F 6-8 240 01/22/1984 California 1
13 Gabe Pruitt ** G 6-4 170 04/19/1986 USC R
9 Rajon Rondo G 6-1 171 02/22/1986 Kentucky 1
44 Brian Scalabrine F 6-9 235 03/18/1978 USC 6
8 Brandon Wallace F 6-9 203 South Carolina R

rubaiyat 08-01-2007 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonsofkraftybob (Post 1663208)
A high 20's pick each year at worst is now "biblical"?

Most likely the Celts will be in the Conf Finals each year. Name another team with 3 marquee players like that in the East.

Though it might not have been known when you posted this it appears to be Minny's pick...which is likely to be a good one and would have been an even better one without the deal.

So yeah it was a lot to give up, but we'll see if it works out.


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