I am very new to this site, but I do view it daily. I’ve read some very interesting views over the years by fellow Celtics fans, and others that are farfetched. I got killed with my first post which of course was a "pipe dream" of an idea, and farfetched as stated before. So forgive me as I’m apparently experiencing growing pains here in my middle years. But understand that my ambitions come from wanting avoid the grief experienced in watching my all –time favorite player, Larry Bird, decline and lay in excruciating back pain on the sidelines. And the loss of Reggie Lewis who I always believed could have developed to a point to not necessarily be a "Jordan Stopper," but definitely a player with the tools to offset MJ’s performance a bit and balance the field (court). And of course, drafting of Len Bias and "what could’ve been" never leaves my mind. I’m a forty-two year old Celtics fanatic, and have raised my children to be the same!!! I come from a region and from a family and surroundings of nearly ALL Lakers fans. I fell in love with the Celtics style of play that I saw in the 70’s – 80’s, but I probably chose the Celts as my team just to spite ALL the Laker fans around me. So there’s my spill. Now here’s my idea/question that involves the Houston Rockets.
Is Avery Bradley a good compliment to James Harden and an enticing enough option for the Rockets? I would say so as JH dominates the ball handling and would make up for AB’s deficiencies there. AB could focus on shutting down the opposing PG and would not be relied on much for scoring. So if the Celtics were to re-sign AB at say $6,000,000 and trade him along with Faverani, Bogans, and Anthony to the Rockets for Asik, Lin, Parsons don’t both teams end up okay? The Rockets get AB as a starter and a viable big man in Fav coming off the bench while at the same time receiving non-guaranteed salaries to dump in their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, etc. The Celtics get their C in Asik, a one year rental and salary dump in Lin, and an exciting young wing player in Parsons who we would be able to afford to re-sign, but the Rockets could not. The Celtics would still have the TPE to use in conjunction with draft pick(s) elsewhere, possibly for a SG of the likes of Monta Ellis, DeMar DeRozan, Lance Stephenson, OJ Mayo, or Tyreke Evans, don’t kill me on this... So with those moves, would we still have enough assets in a trade of a reasonable amount of draft picks plus Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, and a S&T of Kris Humphies to land Kevin Love and Kevin Martin? And, could we then still re-sign Paul Pierce?
Starting 5 - Rondo/Stephenson/Parsons/Love/ Asik
Reserves - Sully/Olynyk/Pierce/Martin/Lin/Wallace/Pressey
I think that’s a pretty good team!!! Maybe a little more depth at the 2-spot, but is it doable???