Wyc Grousbeck raised a few eyebrows when he declared that there could be some "fireworks" this summer. The Celtics do have assets to move and it would benefit them greatly if they could add some star players around Rajon Rondo before he hits free agency.
However, we all know that wanting something doesn't make it a certainty. Everyone from Wyc to Danny has preached patience because you never know when opportunities might dry up and leave you hanging. It is important to wait for the right deals rather than to force something that isn't there.
"Nothing would make me happier than to be contending next year. We went from basically worst to first in '07-'08. Having said that, this is going to be a multi-year process. We've got a young core that we're excited about. We've got picks (seven first-rounders in the next three drafts) and a GM and a coach that looks like a recipe for a lot of success in the future, but it doesn't look like it's an overnight success. So we're prepared for the long haul, but we'd love to accelerate it if we could."
My slightly cynical side would like to point out that he made the "fireworks" comments right around time when season tickets were up for sale and now that the offseason is approaching, he's kinda-sorta backing off those comments.
With that said, I can't find fault in anything he's saying or even in the manner in which he's saying it. I completely believe that he wants fireworks because he's a fan like any of us (except with a lot more control over the situation).
It will take some strategic maneuvering, creative negotiating, and good old fashioned luck to make things fall into place like they did in 2007, but it could happen. Otherwise, we'll just have to be patient and see how things develop over the next few years.