|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 5, 2013 at 5:20 AM|
I believe in many things. I believe after the rain the sun will brightly shine across the grass. Everyone must stop freaking out about the 0-4 start. Take a deep breath. I believe if we endure these hard times. The reward will be the ultimate prize if we endure the L's that are ahead. Maybe some of you out there fell in love with the recent glory, or maybe you've been a fan before the Celtics won banner 17 in 2008.
Belief is a strong force of the unknown, it can push you into the future. Believing that all things are possible come natural for some, but for others patience isn't a trait. I can tell you all you need to know. But all of you are smart enough to figure it out. I guess I'll tell you guys why the Celtics are losing, and why we shouldn't freak out.
- Rondo's out guys. Let's say he played the last four games. Don't you think the Celtics could be 4-0, or maybe 3-1, and worst case 2-2? The Celtics are in need of Rondo, but waiting for him is for the best.
- This is Stevens first rodeo. He's done a fine job don't you think? He won me over with his move to keep Jeff Green out of the 4th quarter against the Pistons, and look what happned. It struck a fire under Jef Green for 3 quarters in Memphis.
- The Celtics have gotten the shots. The issue is that the ball hasn't went through the net.
That's my top three takeaway's. I say kick back and relax. Enjoy the process of building a team. Nothing lasts forever, and the "Big 3" era ended. The Celtics are in a good spot. They have a franchise player in Rondo. They have a large stock of draft picks, that they could either trade, or use. They'll have cap space next summer, and Danny also has the chance to use a trade excpetion of 10.3 million from the Nets deal. That will expire by July 12th, 2014. The Celtics also have some young talent, and maybe they'll be able to use a few of the guys in a trade.
Let's not forget that the Celtics could land a top 5 pick this summer. They could either use that in a trade, similar to the 2007 draft when they landed the 5th pick and traded Jeff Green for Ray Allen. If the Celtics somehow land the top spot in the draft. You can expect them to keep it, and the second spot as well.
I'm not a big fan of Ainge at times. I do like his desire to keep the Celtics on top, and I love his outside the box approach at times. I do fear him at the same time. He's not a shy GM. Danny's goal is banner 18, and even 19 for that matter. Although the Celtics are trying to stay under the luxury tax this year. In year's past the Celtics had an open check book, and that's a great sign for a team that wants to win.
I can't change your mind about the future, or the now if you've already made up your mind. But you don't have to stick around either. You can go buy a Miami Heat jersey, or a Bulls jersey. If you stick around check out the Celtic fans Survival Guide. I will stand by this team, because it's my team. I love the culture, the history, and you get the point. For those who endured the Rick Fox, Dana Barros, Rick Pitno era. Then you know what I'm talking about. For those who don't. I hope for my sake, and your's that this rebuild doesn't last. If it does. You'll be tested as a fan, and if you stick around. Then your a true Celtics fan.
Believe in the lottery. Even if the Celtics win more games than Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Utah, they could still win the lottery. Over the last ten years, the average lottery winner had only a 10% chance of winning the lottery. By comparison, the team with the worst record is given a 25% chance of winning. As long as the Celtics win less than 26 games or so, they should be in the bottom 6. Don’t forget that this draft is not just about Wiggins. It’s possible that the top 5 or 6 picks can be legitimate future cornerstones of a franchise. Bookmark this page: http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2014/ 6’6″ shooting guard Dante Exum, aka The Inferno, gets me excited. From all descriptions, if he continues to develop his outside shot, he could become the next Paul George.