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Bob Ryan Feels Better Now

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BobbyHe wants to be clear that he's not backpedaling; he's just feeling better now.

I'm not blocking out the dates of the 2008 NBA Finals, but I now think there's a better chance the Celtics might actually make the playoffs.

You OK with that?

I'll never take back what I said the day Danny Ainge pulled off the Kevin Garnett deal. I thought, well, yeah, that was all well and good, but it was only a start. Last time I looked, the NBA was a 5-on-5 league, not a 3-on-3 league, and there was the not insignificant matter of the rest of Danny's roster, which I maintained no other GM would trade for his. I said that 4 through 12 they were the least accomplished bunch in the league. And they were.

Now I haven't taken a close look at the rest to see where the Celtics now rank, but I'd say that with the addition of Eddie House, Scot (Man of a Thousand Hair-Dos) Pollard and James Posey, they're now a lot better.

Well, I'm glad that's all cleared up.

Oh yeah, and he brings up something you may not have thought of...

And while I know there are those who really like Gabe Pruitt's potential, I still don't feel great about the point guard situation. Rajon Rondo will have a lot of pressure on him, and it would be nice if Danny can come up with a veteran to help the lad out. If he does that, I will relax.

You know, I think he's right.  I think we do need a backup point guard.  Why didn't I think of that?

(sorry, I think I just broke my sarcasm meter)