Saturday, August 4, 2007

Knights and Prophets

Just picking over the pieces of what's happened in the last day or two. First off, it appears Brevin Knight signed a two year $4 million deal with the Clips. This strikes me as cheap. I guess the Celtics were indeed worried about chemistry with Knight, because otherwise there was no reason not to sign him at such a low price. A negative Doc thinker like myself is also horrified that bringing in too quality a point guard will destroy Rondo's inevitable domination next year. That is why, in a backward and lousy way, Eddie House is the perfect substitute for Rondo: he is a totally different type of player and is guaranteed not to steal too many minutes from Rondo. This perverse thinking is solely based on my fear of Doc's madness. Surely it's not healthy to think in such a manner.

I still believe we need another playmaker besides Rondo. Right now the closest thing to a second point guard is Ray Allen, who does have excellent playmaking abilities. Regardless, Rondo still is a prophet- just wait and see, all you naysayers...

Talking about perverse thinking, it might be time to go after Andray Blatche. Blatche, who was shot a few years back, was just arrested for trying to pay for sex. In of itself, this would hardly be groundbreaking news, but Andray was on the eve of signing a reported 5 year $12.5 million deal with Washington. Now the deal is up in the air. Could the C's get him at a bargain rate? This is similar to my Ersan Ilyasova argument a few weeks back - pay little for the potential of big gain. You have to wonder about Andray, but everyone says he has mad skills, and he is a legit 6-10.

Finally, with Elton Brand rupturing his achilles, it's time for people to start cooling off on the Western Conference. Seattle and Minnesota should both be terrible, and struggle to win even 25 games. The Clippers now do not look much better. Portland and Sacramento both will probably be crappy. Memphis is exciting but should not approach .500; and the Lakers, Hornets and Nuggets instill little fear into anyone. So while the East may be more truly mediocre, the West has several worse teams. The difference is the West still has big guns. The East just has...the Celtics! Fuck yeah, it feels nice writing that.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

plus, without telfair we need another young delinquent on the team

Mike said...

You can take Andray Blatche out of Syracuse, but you can't take the Syracuse out of Andray Blatche.....Nat brought up the the possiblity of signing Jason Hart, I think its a good look, a cheap vet who can give quality minutes...

The Fox said...

Hart would be good. What else is there?

powetential sleeper said...

Hart's already signed with Utah. He would've been perfect though. Chucky Atkins would've been great too, but he signed with Denver in July.