bigken117 wrote: thedude wrote:
mweir145 wrote:I'll take that bet. The Raptors are in for a huge season with Bargnani on the verge of breaking out, while the Celtics are all hype. 1 injury to the "Big 3" and that team will struggle to make the playoffs. Their roster outside of those guys is actually quite humorous.
Sig? Avatar? I'm down.
Yeah, that's right. Guys like Jason Kapono and Jorge Garbageosa and Carlos Delfino strike fear into other coaches....seriously, one injury to the brittle Bosh and Toronto becomes the front runner for the overrated OJ Mayo. Mookie, Kimchi, lets do the damn thing. I will take this bet versus one of you.
You Boston Celtics fans all crack me up. Maybe it's because at this time last year, there were none of you. Suddenly as a result of a trade or two, you're all coming out of the woodwork. It's fine with me, just another bunch of fans for my team to disappoint.
Surely you do realize that Chris Bosh was out for 13 games last year due to injury, and the Raptors stayed afloat due to their depth, right? Jorge Garbajosa was a main player on the Spanish World Championship team, and had a great season last year until he got hurt. Kapono and Delfino are quality role players, each serving a unique and essential purpose on our team. We also have the top backup PG in the NBA, who I do believe you forgot to mention, Jose Calderon. These are the types of players that Boston doesn't have, and will desperately need if something bad happens to one of their stars. They don't need to strike fear into other coaches. In fact, our stars don't even have to do that either, we just have to play team basketball and win games like we did last year. In any event it doesn't really matter though, because with Bargnani breaking out this year, all our depth may not even be that necessary. If Bosh gets hurt, the scoring role can be taken over by Andrea and a number of other players (Ford, Parker, Calderon, Delfino, Graham, heck even Juan Dixon proved he can light teams up at times last year), I'm not too worried about that.
No amount of ESPN hype for the Celtics is going to get me to believe they are anything better than a 45 win team (see, atleast I'm reasonable, suggesting that the Raptors will be in the draft lottery with one injury shows true ignorance on your part).