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Re: [Celtics' Stuff ] "It's like a painful death,"-Globe
why in the world is he not ready? I've never heard a single
reason; as with Hunter, they lay out this bullshit "he's not
ready!" when in fact we can see he is.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shawn Niles" <shizzjr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <CeltsSteve@xxxxxxx>; <Celticsstuffgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Celtics' Stuff ] "It's like a painful death,"-Globe
> Perkins made more nice moves down low in 3 minutes last night than Blount
> has made all year. He is without question the center of the future and I
> would not be surprised if he becomes the centerpiece for the next wave of
> Celtic championships.
> >From: CeltsSteve@xxxxxxx
> >To: Celticsstuffgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, celtics@xxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: [Celtics' Stuff ] "It's like a painful death,"-Globe
> >Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:13:08 EST
> >In a message dated 3/13/04 4:36:11 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> >Celtic4Hire@xxxxxxx writes:
> > > 'We are one half a game behind the Knicks yet you never hear their
> > > refer them as "hapless". Go read their papers. The Cs are stocked with
> > >
> > > picks and youth and Raef to return to improve while the Knicks only
> > > Sweetney
> > > and a Baker miracle to improve yet Danny is the worst GM in the league
> > > Isiah is a media darling. Go figure....
> > >
> > > DJessen33
> >Isiah might be a media darling but what the media isn't giving any column
> >space to is that while he has turned over their roster he/they have added
> >considerable cost in the form of buyouts. HoopsHype.com has been down and
> >check salary info there but if the Luxury Tax is enacted this year, I
> >other day the Knicks salaries are close to $92M. If that is an accurate
> >figure, that would incur Isiah the privilege to write another check close
> >to $35M
> >or $37M or somewhere in that ridiculous neighborhood.
> >Ainge, like most GMs in the league, is operating in an entirely different
> >paradigm with respect to budget and accountability with ownership. He's
> >over the roster but regardless of how Baker-gate shakes out, has kept
> >about at an even keel or reduced it.
> >The roster is shaping up for next year, in more ways than one. Did you
> >out the svelte Kendrick Perkins? Instead of all the current raving over
> >and the clamor for him to find more PT, I think any available PF minutes
> >need to be going to Perkins, not Hunter. If Hunter wants more minutes, I
> >say let
> >him earn those minutes at the "3" spot instead. He's undersized as a PF.
> >and determination are great but give me those attributes along with some
> >Because for as long as Pierce remains in the backcourt and has the ball
> >his hands so much, the C's need a guy in the frontcourt who can be a
> >post scoring option. I see Perkins much more in that role than Hunter. He
> >with a disjointed/awkward gait but damn if he doesn't cover ground end to
> >with but a few strides. I marveled at that last night and I also marveled
> >his footwork close to the hoop. But his body is so much leaner, thinner
> >when the season began. He is the guy to match the bigs under the paint,
> >especially on offense.
> >Hunter is a nice, solid guy against 2nd tier players but he's being
> >against bigger people. And I believe just as Hunter has improved since he
> >into the league he can continue to improve. But long term, I see Perkins
> >improving and being much more valuable to the C's than Hunter and thus
> >deserving of minutes
> >And what I pray is that next year's coach whoever that might be will
> >the first day he is hired and going forward is that Pierce will shift to
> >the '
> >3 ' spot. Not even an issue open for discussion. The coach tells him
> >"Paul, we're sliding you up to the SF position and we're moving Ricky (or
> >Barry? Or Stephen Jackson???) to the ' 2 ' "
> >I just want the ball out of Pierce's hands and make him the primary
> >and not a primary creator or decoy. Let the PG run the show, Paul. Not
> >And one final thought on Banks. There are times when I look twice and
> >to myself he kind of resembles a young Mookie Blaylock
> >``In Ainge We (T)rust" - what other choice do we really have?
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