And if you read any Boston Celtics blogs, my fellow C’s fans are doing what sports fans do best: impulsively overreact as soon as the news has been dropped.
I’ve always believed that it’s better to either a great team or a terrible team in the NBA. There’s no beneficial payoff by being in the middle of the pack. By being awful, at least you have a high chance of securing a top 3 spot in the NBA Draft. I even wrote a post about this nearly eight years ago in regards to that dismal 2006-2007 Celtics campaign.
Maybe the Celtics self-sabotaged by trading away Rondo for what? Brendan Wright, Jae Crowder and a couple of draft picks? Listen, Rondo was leaving the Celtics after the season, anyway, and the writing has been on the wall for years at least. I just love how my fellow C’s fans were writing off the tension between Danny Ainge and the Celtics the last couple of years, saying, “Oh! The media is making this bigger than what it really is!” when, in the end, it turned out to be true (the reports of tension) and his fit on this team became questionable in every facet.
Now it’s going to be compelling to see what they do with Jeff Green and Brandon Bass going forward.
The Celtics being terrible isn’t a new idea to yours truly. They’ve been so for most of my life sans that magical run from 2007 to 2012 (particularly 2007 to 2010, but… that Eastern Conference Finals run in 2010 gave me too much hope before a man by the name of LeBron James dashed it).