Kevin Garnett to the Celts? Part II
Still no deal.
But some are already dreaming of the Celts as Eastern Conference contenders -- here
, etc. I guess I'm one of them. But if Allen doesn't recover from ankle(s) surgery, well, we'll see, assuming Danny completes the Garnett trade. Talks resume today. ... So why would one (like yours truly) not like the approximate same trade a number of weeks ago but like it today? The best answer may be here
: "As fans, we can afford to be capricious." But not even Garnett liked the trade a while back. His main reason (I suspect): A Pierce-Garnett duo wasn't good enough. But add in Allen and a complete change in Danny's philosophy, brought about by desperation, and the dynamics are different. ... No matter what happens, I'm still partial toward the first option.
... I'm going to miss Big Al. He's going to be playing long after Paul, Ray and Kevin are gone. But Danny has now committed the Celts to George Allen's
over-the-hill-gang philosophy on winning now with older veterans. ... In retrospect, it looks like Doc was signaling something earlier this month when he dissed Al.
-- Jeff at CelticsBlog
looks at the 'Other Big 3': Danny, Doc and Wyc. He makes a lot of good points. But I don't buy into the notion this was all part of a grand strategy. Danny would have taken Oden or Durant if the ping-pong balls had bounced the right way -- and afterward gone on vacation like he said. The 'youth movement' would still be alive. ...