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Bob Ryan sets Simmons right

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM

 



The bitter coffee kicked my mind,I shook and then I licked my lips and gave a sigh. I couldn't believe what I was reading. Creative I give him that, but my shattered eyes encouraged, I nearly had envisaged,waking up an eye.Another sip; a jolt –Not unlike a bolt. Of wattage from the mains.My sockets under strain after reviewing Bill Simmons story,  something that wasn't mind blowing to me, it had it's creative moments, but it didn't do anything for me. I tried it once again.  Aha! The light, the searing white. He's a bitter man, and upset like you, and me. He doesn't give the team hope, but as Bob Ryan pointed out, this team is on year five,of a three year plan. Rondo should be running this space ship, but he's still taking orders from the ships captain. 



As a fan I try to find the courage I need. I need the courage to control my instincts on how I feel about the Celtics.The courage I need to face my fears on the end of this era, and I factor in the doubt that Ainge has on Rondo, and I fear that. I need the courage to see the future, and I want to look into a crystal ball, and see Rondo in a Celtics uniform.



I lean towards Bob Ryan more so than Simmons on most topics.But I think Ryan, doesn't count in the factor that Perk had chemistry with the Celtics. Of course he's right that Green has the better game, but for this team now, and for what they want to do, Perk is missing. Perk has awful stats, and his play in OKC has been turn your head away, and don't look over there kind of bad.But the team needs him, and even a player like him.


On not taking  DeAndre Jordan in the draft: "There are a million of those stories."


So true, and sometimes it takes years to see what talent has worked out.I think for any person, in any job your held accountable. Does Danny do a bad job, no he doesn't, but he may have a problem?Some people are prone to addictions and addiction in some cases a crime. A crime for Celtic fans. Danny had a big boost in 2007 when he formed the big three. I always get the sense he wants to chase that high, and last year he made abother splash with the Perk deal. Let's move away from Ainge for a moment.


Simmons mad this statement in his screen play about Rondo.


"Now I play hard once a month, throw balls at referees and check out on Doc every time he tries to lean on me."


Really man? Rondo plays hard once a month? Over the top much? He didn't throw the ball, he tossed it.Very similar yes, but he didn't wind it up, or put a lot of effort in to it. Doc leans on Rondo? Hardly, Doc leans on the big three, and on Pierce. Rondo is used as the goat. I think if Simmons had any idea about the NBA anymore. He would have never of came up with his trade ideas. Those trades would set the Celtics back another decade. I'm sorry to the fans who Like Simmons. I just never got into what he does. He's got a vibe about him, and an ego that could blind me, and he claims he's a fan of the Celtics, but I don't see it in any writing he produces. I will give him one thing, he did come out, and put Ainge on notice, but I think the message was a miss for me. What do you think?


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Reply paul
2:02 PM on February 24, 2012 
Got do disagree with you this time, Shawn. I have little respect for Ryan. He's just defending Ainge, because that's what he does, and the only legitimate point he makes, that I can see, is the one about this being the 5th year of a 3 year plan. Yes, that is a good point, and I do believe that Danny has a great eye for the minor moves, and this eye of his has extended the window for the Big Three. It's the big ones that he's wrong on, wildly wrong on, 3 times out of four.

I also think that Bill Simmons' view are not worthy of respect, if someone is saying that, but most of his points about Danny are on the money. Simmons has good gut instincts, but it's overwhelmed, in my view, by his fealty to Stern.

Basically, Shawn, this whole back and forth between Simmons and Ryan is nothing more, in my view, than, say, 50 Cent having a feud with Ricky Ross, or some such thing. It's all fake, and it's all about selling. How much attention did these two guys get for themselves by pretending to have a go at each other? They got a day's worth, or even several days worth, of buzz.

But I love your point about having the courage to be hopeful about the future.

I also disagree that Perkins' play has been 'turn your face away bad'. My god, if only we had Perkins right now. It's not just about chemistry. It's that Perkins actually defends the paint the way that traditional centers did, back when there were such things as traditional centers. Sure it would be great if he had better basketball skills (though, to his credit, he IS working on those things - he does actually dribble a little better), but my point is that it says a lot about the state of the NBA today that Perkins actually is a key guy as a center, even though he can't score, block shots, OR EVEN REBOUND! But he takes up room, he bodies people off the boards, he defends the paint, and is an aware and active presence at the heart of the defense, he cares about team first and he is tough. HOW MANY CENTERS DO ALL THAT? His being there makes other players (like Garnett, Rondo, Ibaka and Durant) more effective.

What would we give to have a guy who did all that? If we had Perkins right now, we'd be one of the best teams in the league. Come on! We are getting creamed on the boards every single night, and opposing teams are scoring at will in the paint! That would change if we had Perkins. Nor would teams routinely mug Rondo if we had Perkins. Nor would Perkins and Allen feel free to treat Rondo like crap if we had Rondo. Rondo would have an ally in the locker room. If we had Perkins right now, we'd be contenders.

We CAN be contenders without him, but it makes the mountain we have to climb tougher.
Reply shawn cassidy
2:27 PM on February 24, 2012 
I'm not on the Bob Ryan team.lol,and he's totally covering for Ainge. As for Perk he would be great here in Boston,but in OKC he is over shadowed by the group there. I would still want him back,in a heart beat. Simmons I would take serious, if he wrote something serious. It was playful,and it was entertaining I guess, but the trades he had to? That's just something I can't over look. Perk has become like Rondo here in Boston, people now wrtie off Perk,because of stats.
Reply Franklin
7:35 PM on February 24, 2012 
He's a tool. He's just like everyone else on ESPN,just want attention,for talking garbage.
Reply paul
8:49 PM on February 24, 2012 
shawn cassidy says...
I'm not on the Bob Ryan team.lol,and he's totally covering for Ainge. As for Perk he would be great here in Boston,but in OKC he is over shadowed by the group there. I would still want him back,in a heart beat. Simmons I would take serious, if he wrote something serious. It was playful,and it was entertaining I guess, but the trades he had to? That's just something I can't over look. Perk has become like Rondo here in Boston, people now wrtie off Perk,because of stats.


Sheesh! Take Perkins away from OKC and they would be so soft!
Reply paul
8:50 PM on February 24, 2012 
Franklin says...
He's a tool. He's just like everyone else on ESPN,just want attention,for talking garbage.


That's how I see it. That's what comes with position, prestige and money: better give whoever is above you what they want, or you lose it all.