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Shaq says "Celtics miss his inside presence"

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 27, 2012 at 3:30 AM


I think we have  missed Shaq since Febuary of 2011. When he went down, and a few weeks later Perk was traded. So the gap hasn't been filled.  But I think  Shaq, you can thank Rondo, for trying to give you more time on an NBA court.


BostonHerald.com

And he acknowledged that his injury-encouraged departure from playing has helped drive the Celts deeper into an inside power outage that has them among the worst rebounding teams in the league.

“It’s a different team,” said O’Neal, at All-Star weekend as part of the TNT broadcast. “They miss me. They miss (Kendrick Perkins . It’s a different team. Hopefully guys like Brandon (Bass) will step up and give Kevin (Garnett) some relief.”

As for the Celtics prospects going forth this season, O’Neal was tepid at best, while pretty much drawing a line in the sand on their upside.

“The good thing about their team is they’re not in a situation where they’re trying to get homecourt advantage throughout (the playoffs) and all that stuff,” he said. “You know, (coach) Doc (Rivers) made a good point the other day that they don’t want to be in the eighth spot and face Miami.

“But if they can get to the fifth or sixth spot and play somebody that have a shot against, maybe they can make some noise. Who knows?”

When asked flatly how far be believes the Celtics can go this year, Shaq said, “I think they can move up.”

I'm under the theory that seeding doesn't really matter this season. If the Celtics are title contenders, or if they want a title. Don't they need to go through Miami anyways? What's it matter if it's in the conference finals, or if it's in the first round? If the Celtics are the best, they will beat the best.


 


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Reply paul
9:35 AM on February 27, 2012 
That whole notion that we don't want to face Miami early is such defeatism. It's like saying that you KNOW you aren't good enough.

If the Cs get Gasol, they could really make some noise. I want to keep Rondo, but the decision has obviously been made on that long since.
Reply Franklin
10:44 AM on February 27, 2012 
paul says...
That whole notion that we don't want to face Miami early is such defeatism. It's like saying that you KNOW you aren't good enough.

If the Cs get Gasol, they could really make some noise. I want to keep Rondo, but the decision has obviously been made on that long since.



There is a lot of smoke there Paul, but I can't see Danny making this move. If anything, it's setting up some other deal, we don't know about.
Reply paul
11:19 AM on February 27, 2012 
Franklin says...
There is a lot of smoke there Paul, but I can't see Danny making this move. If anything, it's setting up some other deal, we don't know about.


Yes, it could be another move, but my thought is that it will probably be Rondo for a Big. Some fans are calling for a Rondo- Williams flip.

I just hope it happens soon, because I'm sick and tired of this bs. I'm starting to hate Danny Ainge. I think there is a real cruel streak in him, a part of him that enjoys tormenting players with these doubts.
Reply Greg
11:24 AM on February 27, 2012 
paul says...
Yes, it could be another move, but my thought is that it will probably be Rondo for a Big. Some fans are calling for a Rondo- Williams flip.

I just hope it happens soon, because I'm sick and tired of this bs. I'm starting to hate Danny Ainge. I think there is a real cruel streak in him, a part of him that enjoys tormenting players with these doubts.



Managers, bosses, tend to use fear to motivate. In my history of being a manager, it doesn't work by any means. The quality of work drops. It's really that clear, some can handle that, but Rondo seems like he doesn't.
Reply paul
11:28 AM on February 27, 2012 
Greg says...
Managers, bosses, tend to use fear to motivate. In my history of being a manager, it doesn't work by any means. The quality of work drops. It's really that clear, some can handle that, but Rondo seems like he doesn't.


That's part of it, I think, and I agree that it's generally counterproductive, but many managers go well beyond that,I think, enjoying the pain they inflict on others. Ainge seems to be very much this way.
Reply paul
11:31 AM on February 27, 2012 
And I'm not kidding when I use the word "pain". Basically, pain=fear, in the sense that most pain, if not all pain, is more bearable when people feel less fear, and even the slightest pain can be unbearable when magnified by fear. Fear is sort of like msg for pain!

Anxiety is, I think, basically chronic fear.