Friday, June 29, 2007

Ray Allen to Celtics

You know, Ray Allen graduated from UConn before they won their first NCAA championship. Which was in 1999.

Ray Allen was a great player. But he's on the wrong side of 30. What we are seeing here is the phase of a franchise known as "desperately trying to win before the GM is fired".

I sure as hell hope the C's have some play other than "play Ray Allen alongside Paul Pierce". Um, guys? They play the same freakin' position!

Jeff Green is going to be a good pro. And he would have made a better fit for the Cs than Ray Allen will.

I just don't get it.

Well, maybe next year the Cs will win the lottery. They certainly will have plenty of chances to do so. Trading a young, healthy, good player for an over-the-hill shooting guard was pretty much exactly the opposite of "useful". Let's face it: Danny Ainge has no plan here. He has no idea of how he's going to build a winning team, in what order, and which players are going to be the most useful. The Roy-for-Telfair trade of last year's offseason is still hurting the Cs.

Well, at least Ainge is doing his part to bring quality basketball to the Pacific Northwest.

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