I don’t know what’s wrong with people. Honestly. I’m starting to think that these writers are being fed lead paint chips in the break room. What’s setting me off now? Mark Murphy’s piece in today’s Herald.
in trading away the fifth pick in a very deep draft last night – along with Delonte West and Wally Szczerbiak (who filled the double ankle surgery matching requirement) – the Celtics just shortened their window. Any shorter and they’ll bruise their fingers when the gap closes.
Do you have a problem with the Celtics winning now? Because I don’t. This is Danny’s 5th year of running the team. How much longer are we going to give him? Yes Danny… WIN NOW! My favorite part of this all is the revisionist history. Two months ago, the Celtics were too young, it was taking too long, we had too many players and they were mostly overvalued by Danny and the C’s. Now we trade one of those young kids and a draft pick for Ray and we’re an “old team” that “suddenly needs to win now”.
Here’s most important thing: I did not hear anyone in March, after seeing all these guys in the NCAA tourney, say “wow… if we don’t get Oden or Durant… I’d be happy with Corey Brewer, Jeff Green, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Brandan Wright or Al Thornton.” No… everyone was writing and saying that it was Oden… Durant… or trade the pick. What happened here? Were people swayed by the workouts? If that’s the case, then you’d better not EVER write about how a GM got duped by a “workout wonder.”
So yeah… Danny needs to win now. Because I’m sick of waiting. He’s lucky he’s even getting a 5 year plan. And let me tell you one thing: 1986 was a LOOONG time ago.
Also today (and I’ll make it quick this time): Theo Ratliff is more than just a name on a big contract. He’s a person…. who hopes to play basketball:
“Theo can still help us. He and Perk together could really help us under the basket. Theo has been working extremely hard. He believes that he can be healthy, and I think this is going to be an important year for him, because he has a chance to earn a new contract.”