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Danny Chill.

I am tiered of the blow up the Celtics talk. Blow it up so the Celtics can fall into basketball ambiguity. Go the way of the Nets, Wizards, Pistons, Raptors, 76ers, Kings. Blowing it up doesn’t make any sense. Why would you want to do that, when next year with the exception of Pierce (who should be regarded as untradeable) you will have the potential to get what you want for nothing? You don’t trade your franchise captain. Who has time and time again single-handedly won games and put the whole team on his back. Give the truth a chance to heal and get back into shape.

You don’t trade Rondo. Rondo might be great trade bait but he is equally a great attraction for some star to become a Celtic. Why would you get rid of one of the most talented and unique players in the NBA. A pass first point guard. Next year the big 2 (KG,RA) can come off the bench, and for cheap.

One of the biggest problems the Celtics have faced over the past 4 years is too many personnel changes. There is such a thing as chemistry and comradery. Players mesh and gel, and as much as they play for themselves they play for each other.

The majority of teams that have exhibited great success over the past 5 years have had few roster changes. Teams that are consistently contenders tweak here and there trying to obtain the few missing pieces.

Danny’s biggest fault to date is his inconsistency. Much like his shot in the early days of his NBA career Danny fails to recognize the importance of consistency. Danny has become wheel and deal happy. Over the past 5 years the Celtics have traded, cut, or retired over 28 players.

It appears Danny like Celtic fans has become prone to panic. (I too freak out when the Celtics don’t win.)

The Perkins trade was and is a mistake. Jeff Green will get better, and I’m sure he will play better than last year, but not good enough. We traded Eddie House for Nate Robinson. What did we trade Nate Robinson for again? Not resigning James Posey was a mistake. Not resigning Tony Allen was a Mistake. Not resigning Delonte West was a mistake. For the most part these were all players that produced and were on any given night game winning X factors. They were grimy. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to get my team to win players. They were Celtics through and through. They were also with the exception of maybe Perkins Cheap.

Danny loves to lament how Red Auerbach held on to the 1986 Celtics team for too long. Danny thinks he should have blown up the 1986 Celtics team much earlier. I disagree. It’s easy to say that when you are in Danny’s shoes.

Let’s look at it another way. Danny has been GM in Boston since 2003.In the 8 years Danny has been GM the Celtics have won one championship. In the 18 years Red was GM the Celtics won 7 championships. I don’t like Danny’s odds. You mean to tell me in the next 10 years Danny Ainge is going to bring Boston 6 more championships. Hey if Danny can do it I’ll eat my words gladly, but numbers don’t lie.

In the years 1959-1966 The Celtics won 8 Championships in 8 seasons and with less with less than 25 roster Changes.

The Perkins trade was about banner 18 and where did that get us. It was about the here and now and it failed.

Danny the Big Three was a stroke of genius, or Celtics luck. The Big Baby trade is solid.

But for the love of God for right now Danny chill. Players need to get to know one another. Greatness begins in the imagination, and manifests itself through the heart. Players need to be able to trust one another, and that just doesn’t happen in 10 games. I have faith in my team. The aging lone wolf is often the most dangerous. Go Celtics!



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