2019 Award Winner
2020-21 Award Winner
I guess my position is I want them to be a seller not a buyer. Wherever that lands us I will accept the result.
I personally think trades are not made "against" the other team. Both teams look at the trade just from their own end.You are seriously jumping the gun on calling these trades some of the most lopsided in league history. Particularly the cavs deal. We are definitely happy but we still have no clue where all these picks will land. Now if you want to take about one of the most lopsided trades in league history then look no further than the SGA trade and it still has a bunch more picks to convey. The Westbrook for CP trade may also be in that category in the near future.
To be honest I would be pretty happy to be where the celtics are right now. Even with no championshipHe also built the current Celtics team who has been a perennial contender in the EC for the last what 5-6 years? Winning a championship in the NBA is hard as ****.
Can't agree more. Some fans look too much at data. And even like that, they shoud be able to read that Mike is our best passing guy by far and get his best season in assist an ratio assit/TO is just incredible..... let JC and Colin conducting this team and we are in the lottery for sure. They are great finisher but in a team you need a guy to pass the ball, set up the tempo and Mike is unique. i'm pretty sure DA will sell Mike only if the return is very high.It’s wild to me how much some still under rate Conley… I get some nights he looks washed but even then he gets everyone in the right spots and makes everyone better. He’s a guy we won’t realize how important he is until he’s gone or truly is washed. Part of the reason we need him is we have truly ****** passing… if he was gone for long stretches the tunnel vision on this team would be incredible. It’s why I’d really focus on landing Anthony Black… having a guy who is looking to setup others is critical for us.
Can't agree more. Some fans look too much at data. And even like that, they shoud be able to read that Mike is our best passing guy by far and get his best season in assist an ratio assit/TO is just incredible..... let JC and Colin conducting this team and we are in the lottery for sure. They are great finisher but in a team you need a guy to pass the ball, set up the tempo and Mike is unique. i'm pretty sure DA will sell Mike only if the return is very high.
Minnesota went all-in too early and on the wrong piece. This isn’t revisionist either I said the same thing at the time.
I’m just not sure what making the playoffs does for this team other than earning a few extra games. West is a little more wide open this year but there’s a few teams we absolutely aren’t getting by imo, and realistically we have a 1% chance at a title. I’m guessing we have little to no shot at a top 5 pick, but we can still realistically get two lotto picks and parlay them or one of them and future picks for higher lotto pick.
Playoffs would be fun, but tanking is better for the future of this team. Just once I want to build proper. Not some half *** job that just makes us relevant, I am sick of relevant I want to be great for once.
I understand your point of view but have to diisagree. The fact that he is overpaid is an issue, clearly. But next year you add to this team a player Lauri level and let Mike conduct the team ( with JC and Colin) and i'm pretty sure we are a contender. I may be wrong. And it seems that Hardy and DA have high consideration for what Mike bring to this team. After you right if the goal is to be good in 3-5 years from now, then Mike has to be trade. But Lauri, Colin will be patient to wait 3- 5 years before beeing potentially good? I have my doubt.I mean, if you're not going to look at data what would convince you that there's not much of difference in team performance when Conley is out and Sexton is in? Conley has his merits, but has also diminished severely in several areas of the game. It comes natural with age, it is what it is. He can no longer create for himself, he's an inefficient scorer even at a low volume, and while his defense may be OK in a regular season setting he is a brutal defender to have on the court in any kind of playoff setting. He's a good dude, had a great career....but he's a backup level PG getting paid $22+M a year. I don't think he's a critical player for this franchise really in any direction we go. Even if the goal is to maximize wins this year and next....what is the goal? If the goal is playoffs, Mike Conley is not going to be effective especially on the defensive end.