Boston has just traded Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and 2 first round picks for Kevin Garnett.
Way to trade away your entire FRANCHISE Danny Ainge.
What a friggin' moron!
This is a great day for the 76ers.
Boston just traded away their ENTIRE future for another superstar that's on the decline, costs a huge chunk in salary, and one that only makes them above average in the East. Sure they will win more games then us, but you have to be concerned if you're a Boston fan. This move could jeapordize the Celtics for at least 10 years. Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, and two first round picks, GEEZ! Boston got screwed IMO. After 2009, we won't be hearing anything from the Celtics for a long long time, which is when we should be starting to compete.
Mark my words:
Derrick Rose, Eric Gordon, OJ Mayo, Nicolas Batum or Michael Beasley will be a Sixer next year. As the division improves moderately, and only in temporary fashion, we will finally get our superstar. Rose is the best point guard prospect to enter college in years. OJ Mayo is a pure scoring, ulra athletic point guard similar to Gilbert Arenas. Nicolas Batum is a do it all, 6'8 shooting guard, who may not have a role on this team, but has a ton of potential. Eric Gordon is a downtown shooting shooting guard that is similar to Ben Gordon but has more polish. Michael Beasley is OUR guy. He's the big, number one option PF we need. Why will the Sixers get one of these players? 5 reasons...
1. We have the youngest team in the NBA.
2. There are no cupcakes in the NBA anymore, East and West.
3. Teams will not be blatantly tanking like last year.
4. We still have significant rebounding and offensive problems.
5. We're easily the worst team in the division.
While we secretly rebuild our roster over the next 2 years in the lottery, teams like the Nets, Knicks and Celtics will all be on the decline, leaving only the Raptors there to challenge us for the division title.
Celtics have 2 years max to get to the Finals. Nets don't seem to know what direction they're headed. The Knicks are the Knicks, continuously overpay overrated players.
I would have a fit if the Sixers made this kind of move. If the Celtics don't make the Finals in these two years, the team will be in complete disarray due to lack of talent. I couldn't believe Boston threw in 2 first round drafts along with the players they added in the trade. I thought Al Jefferson, Theo and Gomes would have been enough. But they throw in 2 first rounders AND Gerald Green. Ridiculous. Al Jefferson and Gerald Green are going to be fantastic players. They've shown a ton of promise and they're both extremely young.
Meanwhile, I love Minnesota right now. Talk about a team on the rise, and a team that should contend with the Sixers for a top 5 lotto pick in next year's draft. Just check out how deep their talent is in a couple of years:
PG: Randy Foye/ Sebastian Telfair
SG: Corey Brewer
SF: Gerald Green/ Ryan Gomes
PF: Al Jefferson/ Craig Smith/ Chris Richard
C: no one as of right now
The Timberwolves just went from a team in one of the worse situations of any team in the NBA to one of the top rebuilding teams in the NBA IMO.
We know more than anyone else that you NEVER sacrifice your future for someone that's overpaid and doesn't significantly improve your team. Congratulations Boston with your big land, but will you win the NBA championship? No.
What else is good?
The Celtics are now the worst run franchise in the NBA period.