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Zero Local Interest In The Celtics
Their TV ratings have bottomed out to an 0.4. Women's College Basketball
drew a higher rating than the Spurs game.
What will change things next season?
Certainly not a draft of
not-so-ready-players, but with the real chance
of the Celtics making the playoffs, that's a distinct possibility.
The return of LaFrentz? That will help, but he's not exactly an impact player.
A great free agent signing to excite the masses. That would be a step in
the right direction, but at $5.1 million, options are limited. I'd give
Nocioni a shot, but there will be an adjustment period.
Marcus Banks improvement: But he's not a natural point guard.
A Brent Barry trade: Not a star, but better than Banks or Atkins.
Ricky Davis packaged with draft picks to bring in a star
or obtain a decent lottery pick: That may generate some interest.
Trading away Pierce: Depends what you get for him.
Finishing in the Lottery and luckily moving up to one of the Top 3 picks:
That would help.
Bringing in Paul Westphal: Very slight nudge up on the radar.
So, I'm not exactly sure what Ainge can do, and that trade for
Atkins really screwed up a promising lottey pick. But it did help
the Pistons out a lot.