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A thankful fan that the Asik deal fell apart

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 20, 2013 at 5:15 AM

I was not on board for the Asik deal, although towards the end I was trying to warm up to the idea. So, I was thrilled when the story broke that the deal was dead. Honestly this deal isn't dead by any means. The trade deadline is February 20th. The Rockets will deal Asik, they just want the best offer, and that may come later from a different team, or maybe the Celtics will cave, if they really want the center.

Let's take a look at Asik's career. Listen, I'm not a guy who looks at stats, and then determines how good a player is, but Asik statistically had one good year, and that was last season when he averaged a double-double.

Is this a player worth 10 million a season for the next two years? He's 27, and maybe he'll improve. But I don't think we trade a draft pick, and two players who add depth to the Celtics. I know the Celtics are desperate for a center, but I don't see Asik as the savior, or the future. Asik got a lot of love out there from other bloggers. I just haven't sipped the Kool-Aid, even if he's known to be a good rim protector.

The Celtics are overachievers, or at least in the eyes of everyone else. I agree that they have overachieved, but I'm not mad at all that they have.

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Reply rcraig617
6:19 AM on December 20, 2013 
Stats aside Asik brings nothing really offensively to the table. Rondo needs bigs that can either finish at the rim or shoot he does neither and I feel he would take minutes away from vitor who we're currently developing.
Reply paul
9:10 AM on December 20, 2013 
I'd like to see someone with length and shotblocking ability at PF, so that Sully can build up strength and play center.
Reply NeCsFan
1:24 PM on December 20, 2013 
This was pleasant to see somewhere other than here...

One final note: It‚??s obvious Felger doesn‚??t pay attention or doesn‚??t care about reality because it‚??s clear to just about everyone that Rondo is fully invested in this team right now. He‚??s been on the bench just about every game, working with guys, coaching guys, and working with Brad Stevens.
If this was any other player besides Rondo, these radio talk show hacks would be verbally fellating him on his involvement with the team. But because it‚??s Rondo, and they‚??ve deemed him a problem, it‚??s dismissed.
Give the guy some credit: He didn‚??t stubbornly rush back from his injury, he‚??s saying and doing all the right things, and he and Brad Stevens have gotten along better than even the most ardent optimist could imagine. He has embraced his role on this team and, so far, has been everything the team could hope for.
Reply rcraig617
4:07 PM on December 20, 2013 
paul says...
I'd like to see someone with length and shotblocking ability at PF, so that Sully can build up strength and play center.