Brick Neynolds wrote:Don't think you can say the Celtics rebuilt badly, given all their picks, but they're certainly sucking in this series.[/url]
I have a visceral hatred for all of the commentators who said the Sixers were a disgrace to the NBA while the Celtics, Suns, Magic, etc were "rebuilding the right way."
I think Danny Ainge gets too much credit for swindling Billy King and grabbing Isaiah Thomas off of the shit hole Suns. Is Al Horford worth ~30 million $ a year? Not to me he's not. The Celtics haven't been able to rebound all year and were unwilling to give up any of their role players to fix that problem when guys like Nerlens Noel, Jusuf Nurkic and Serge Ibaka were all available for reasonable to cheap prices. I forget who tweeted this, Lowe or Haberstroh maybe, but the Celtics are so overly reliant on Thomas that their offense drops off just as much when he's off the floor as when Westbrook is off the floor for the Thunder. They Celtics fans were so thrilled about their team over performing their +/- and getting to the 1 seed in a shit conference that they ignored the fact that their team has so many obvious flaws.
Also, how many teams in the NBA have at least 2 players better than anyone on the Celtics? Cavs, Warriors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Clippers, Jazz and Raptors at least. Against how many other playoff teams would the Celtics have the best player on the floor? Maybe the Atlanta Hawks but I'd still rather have Millsap than Thomas or Horford.
Also, Marcus Smart is a piece of shit and is not a good basketball player. He punched Matt Bonner in the dick and I'll never forgive him.
Finally, Quinn Snyder is awesome. He would finish 2nd in my ballot behind Pop.