Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sucks to be a Celtic

This is a great time of year to indulge in trade gossip. There's so much right now, I've had to dedicate 3 hours a day at work just to keep up (the things I sacrifice). Through a lot of the rumors, a theme keeps popping up that makes me smile for some reason:

Nobody wants to be a Celtic.

Wow, I think this is significant. The Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in SPORTS. Actually, they're probably one of the most storied organizations in the history of organizations. I haven't counted lately, but I'm pretty sure they have something like 742 titles. Players who wanted to win, be famous, and be respected as greats used to kill to join this club. Today they won't even suit up if you pay them 22 million a year. Thats saying something.

Reportedly, Kevin Garnett spoke up and killed a trade that had him ending up there. So did Shawn Marion. Now there's rumors that Paul Pierce might want to bail. God knows who else. At this rate, will the Celtics even be able to find enough guys to fill the roster?

Not ALL of this is Ainge's fault, but um, he doesn't seem to be helping things much. Is there a D-League for GM's?

Side note: Maybe this will all make Ainge desperate enough to take the plunge and offer Portland something for Z-Bo? Keep hope alive!

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