bigken117 wrote: mweir145 wrote:
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...
I've been a Celtic fan longer than *your* team has been around...Did you do a survey last season asking how many Celtic fans there were? Since you know there were none of us, I'd like to see where I missed it. Please show me, where did I say I wasn't a Celtic fan last year?
Didn't need to take a survey or a poll, being a member on the RealGM forums has told me all I need to know about the bandwagon jumpers that are Celtics fans this season.
I won't bite on your ignorant comments calling me ignorant because everyone on these boards knows that you try and bait people, but the Raps were under .500 when Bosh was out last season. If that's staying afloat...
Suggesting that the Raptors won't make the playoffs and will be a lottery teamas a result of 1 injury suggests ignorance and lack of knowledge about anything basketball-related besides the Celtics (and specifically what it is that made the Raptors one of the top teams in the East last year). If you're hurt by the truth and are using a stereotyped image of me as a reason not to argue your point, then there's nothing much I can say.
Even I do make mistakes, though. Bosh missed 12 games last year due to injury in December. Over that time, the team went 6-6, on the strength of TJ Ford taking over the scoring role. This was before Andrea Bargnani was playing a lot of minutes, and before he had really showwed the true scoring potential that we know now he's capable of. The next time Bosh gets hurt and has to miss games (and there will be a next time), the Raptors will be in decent shape. They don't need him to play their form of team, pass-first basketball. I should mention that the 1 game he missed in April was due to the Raptors deciding to bench all of their starters.
I'm not saying the Celtics bench is anything to get worked up about, as health plays a vital role to any team trying to contend, but people are only knocking the C's behind the "Big 3" because they aren't all-stars. Tony Allen may not be 100%, but he's a nice defender who scored 16.4 PPG as a starter last season, Rondo's #s as a starter, 10+ ppg, 5+ rpg 5+ apg, 2.4 steals, Posey can shoot the 3, all Perk needs to do is stay out of foul trouble, Big Baby can score down low, and let's not forget about the energy Scalabrine brings
No, I'm knocking them because they just aren't very good. Compared to the majority of starters in this league, Rondo and Perkins are most certainly on the bottom tier. The bench, apart from Tony Allen, a guy coming off an ACL tear, is very, very weak. Sure you can play your 3 stars for 40 minutes a game to give your team a chance to win, and I'm sure that's what you will do, but how long will that work? How long until one of them gets tired, or worse yet, injured?