Monday, July 30, 2007


So according to the Boston Herald, or as the locals call it, "our little baby paper equivalent to the New York Post" (no one calls it that), the KG deal, which only resurfaced last night to this morning, is now all but completed.

As reported, it would involve Boston moving Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Ryan Gomes, Theo Ratliff, and No. 1 pick for KG, who is to sign a 5-year 125-million dollar extension.

What I like about it:

The Celtics will field a team of not only 3 All-Stars, but 3 superstars, who on paper should be able to compete for the East alone. If nothing else, watching the C's just got much more entertaining.

A lot of people are ragging on our PG situation, but I actually like Rondo running the team more than Bassy. We'd need a definite pass-first PG to appease the stars, and Rajon gives us that.

What I don't like:

To get an aging KG, we gave up a sure-fire All-star in Al Jefferson, and a 6-8 Guard-Forward with ridiculous athletic ability and shooting touch who was slated to go as high as 5th in the draft before dropping to the Celts. Hmm... that rings a bell... Wasn't there some other player who was highly touted for being a 6-8 guard forward straight out of high school and pretty athletic? And correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like said player also struggled with inconsistency with the team that drafted him before he was traded to a team that would actually give him minutes he deserved.

(If you haven't figured out the comparison yet)

To boot, they gave up quintessial garbage man, Ryan Gomes, and another high school phenom in Bassy Telfair (if you remember correctly, this basically amounts to including Brandon Roy in the deal).

So taking a look at the Celtics' roster right now, we see:

PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Kendrick Perkins

Glen Davis
Gabe Pruitt
Tony Allen
Brandon Wallace?
Leon Powe?
Brian Scalabrine?

This could work if (very big if) Kendrick Perkins wakes up from his perpetual slumber, Tony Allen emerges as a very decent 6th man (actually possible), Rondo develops into a poor man's Steve Nash, Glen Davis is able to continue to play big as he did in college, and Wallace and Powe bring themselves out of obscurity.

Now my Green jersey has even less value.


Next year I'm going to buy tickets to see the Rockets (of course) and the Grizz (for my man, Darko). With my newfound bankroll, I'll probably expand that list to include Cleveland at least once and the Lakers. Maybe I'll get Supersonics and T-Wolves tix too to see what could have been (I will almost defintiely get Sonics tix). However, let's jsut say that if we don't win the 'ship, I'm personally lynching Danny Ainge (It's not racist because Ainge is white).