Originally Posted by Hi-Finthen
YES!!! The return of the Celtics to the playoffs, and able to contend well into the playoffs where any good team can win! The addition of KG, his energy and skills as well as Allen with the now veteran Pierce will be an awesome display of the triangle offense not really seen since the days of Mchale, Bird and Johnson! As far as Defense goes, they can each play adequately enough to win if the offense generates 100+ point games, which the spread floor should allow, as well as being more fun for them and to watch!!!
As a former player here (on the club level), and now as a spectator and long time Celtics fan I'm looking forward with enthusiasm to this season with the Celtics new starting roster!
Welcome to Boston KG, you BIG TICKET
Originally Posted by floydenheimer
The Bulls were pretty good at running the triangle offense too, maybe you meant not seen in Boston since Bird, McHale, & DJ. Allen and Pierce are hardly defensive stalwarts, KG is the only one of the 3 that is capable of shut down defense. But I do agree they'll be hard to stop offensively so they'll be able to offset the lack of defense at the 2 & 3 positions.
I still don't see Boston winning a title; they have no bench. They hardly have 2 players to put out there with KG, Pierce and Allen.
Yes, I did mean to say, "an awesome display of the triangle offense not really seen "IN BOSTON" since the days of Mchale, Bird and Johnson"! Also, I did mean to write Parish (the Chief),as the third of the big three. One hell of an endurable athlete and a solid performer who also developed in Boston to become quite the scorer, and was a very high percentage free throw maker most importantly able to stay out of foul trouble with a high number of blocks. Dennis Johnson was an experienced ball handler and defensive specialist who also had above average point production again with a high free throw average too... And that's what this team will be lacking, as you point out, and I agree, a fourth player of that caliber!
As I said, I'm enthused and perhaps that does cloud rational judgment as to the comparison to past Celtics teams on this yet to jell, newly added threesome, lots of questions to be asked for them to answer throughout the season. As well as the role players which are an important part of any team to go deep into the playoffs. That also presupposes their ability at their ages to endure the common nagging injurys throughout the long season, and hopefully not sustain any terrific sidelining injurys.
Its going to be tough for sure, but I'm equally sure it will be a hell of allot easier and fun to watch with attainable hopes, than the recent Celtics teams, that much is certain!!!