boston to become irrelevant again?

boston to become irrelevant again?

Postby lakersStan24 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:59 pm

With Kevin Garnett 36 paul pierce 36/37 jason terry 33-36 are they set for big decline with only rajon rondo there?
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby revgen on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:44 pm

IMO, they've been irrelevant since the 2010-2011 season. It took them 7 games last season to beat a #8 seed 76ers squad. And they only faced the 76ers because the 76ers beat a Chicago team without Derek Rose. Boston wouldn't have even made the ECF if Rose was healthy.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby GoldenChocobo on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Their back court is quite deep (Lee, Barbosa, Bradley). They'd only need to worry about KG's minutes. On the other hand, Pierce looks done. No way they win that match up against Miami.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:07 pm

I actually think the look better this year than last year. They've got some decent youth and are getting Green back as well. Will they win a title..... I doubt it barring a LeBron injury but they may be the second best team in the East before it's all said and done.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby mastersworddude on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:22 pm

lakersStan24 wrote:With Kevin Garnett 36 paul pierce 36/37 jason terry 33-36 are they set for big decline with only rajon rondo there?

los angeles to become irrelevant again?

With Kobe Bryant 34 steve nash 38/39 antawn jamison 34-37 are they set for big decline with only dwight howard there?

Answer, no.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby lAKERfaNaticKID on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:26 pm

I also think they are better then last year. They lost Allen but picked up Terry and some key players and 2 rookies that are actually decent. This celtics team will be like last years spurs. Conference finals And possible finals in my opinion
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby Weezy on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:55 pm

Um, no, they have a better team than last season and they made the ECF last season.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby GinoDB on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:55 pm

they got depth, but remember only 5 guys at a time can play
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby kenzo on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:03 am

Weezy wrote:Um, no, they have a better team than last season and they made the ECF last season.

While true we need to remember about Rose's injury. Healthy Chicago team would beat Boston in 5.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:09 am

They're the 2nd best team in the East and the only credible team which can give the Heat troubles in the entire Leastern conference ... Rivers know how to pace his team/players and will give away games in order to get as healthy as possible for the playoffs ...

Will it be enough to beat Miami ? Probably not
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby KB24 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:00 am

Boston has been irrelevant for the last 2 years already.

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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby 24/23goats on Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:02 am

They might be in for a total rebuild very soon. Rondo isnt the guard that will tolerate being on a bad team. If the celtics are turrible after PP and KG are gone, then I expect the celtics to trade him for another top player or draft picks(more likely) and start to retool their roster
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby abeer3 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:31 am

i know allen wasn't himself much of last year, but still, they didn't replace him. i'd rather have the allen from the previous year than bradley, terry, lee, and barbosa combined.

i've never been nuts about jeff green, either, as he's a classic tweener.

that said, the east is still pretty weak, and it's hard to pick anyone but miami over them. of course, the smart money would be on a sweep if they met in the playoffs.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:03 pm

They were two quarters away from the NBA finals last year, and they just got better. They have a great balance of young talent, and savvy vets.

They are definitely a contender.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby retro_nights on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:01 pm

revgen wrote:IMO, they've been irrelevant since the 2010-2011 season. It took them 7 games last season to beat a #8 seed 76ers squad. And they only faced the 76ers because the 76ers beat a Chicago team without Derek Rose. Boston wouldn't have even made the ECF if Rose was healthy.


I believe in both their finals years in 08 and 10 they were taken to a few Game 7's, and I think both in first round too.

But I would say they overachieved last year. But they should be a top 4 team this year in the east.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby GoldenChocobo on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:07 pm

Frank Dux wrote:They were two quarters away from the NBA finals last year, and they just got better. They have a great balance of young talent, and savvy vets.

They are definitely a contender.


Except Rose and Bosh were injured...
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby retro_nights on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:47 pm

GoldenChocobo wrote:
Frank Dux wrote:They were two quarters away from the NBA finals last year, and they just got better. They have a great balance of young talent, and savvy vets.

They are definitely a contender.


Except Rose and Bosh were injured...


Like Bynum was injured in 08.

Or Malone was injured in 04.

Or Perkins in our second matchup.

You could make up excuses for any year in any match up.

We went to game 7 years back against a Rockets team with no Yao or Tmac. I guess we don't deserve our title.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby XXIV on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:52 pm

They're the second best team in the East and are better than last year. If they can stay healthy they'll continue to be relevant.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:27 pm

Nope. As others mentioned Boston was on the verge of making the Finals last season and they improved significantly in the offseason. They will be a legit championship threat once again this season as long as they remain relatively healthy. They're my pick to represent the East. Another Lakers/Celtics Finals would be freaking awesome. Hope it happens. Whether they do or not Boston is definitely NOT irrelevant.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby The Rock on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:15 pm

Im telling you guys 1st round exit awaits (hopefully Amare and Tyson are healthy lol)
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:56 pm

The Rock wrote:Im telling you guys 1st round exit awaits (hopefully Amare and Tyson are healthy lol)

I'm telling you that there is no way that is gonna happen. They made the East Finals last season and got even better in the offseason. Much better actually so how the hell are they gonna lose in the first round? Barring an injury to Rondo, Garnett, or Pierce no way that happens.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:02 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
The Rock wrote:Im telling you guys 1st round exit awaits (hopefully Amare and Tyson are healthy lol)

I'm telling you that there is no way that is gonna happen. They made the East Finals last season and got even better in the offseason. Much better actually so how the hell are they gonna lose in the first round? Barring an injury to Rondo, Garnett, or Pierce no way that happens.


Umm it took them 7 to beat ATL, 7 to beat Philly. Both teams are gonna be hovering around the .500 mark this year, boy thats some accomplishment to reach the "East Finals"
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby OX1947 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:06 pm

I want a rubber match against them. And I want to win it this time, in Boston. So, I want them to be good enough to make it to the finals so we can play them. And then bury them for good to tie for all time titles.
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Re: boston to become irrelivent again?

Postby strikemode14 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:00 am

If there was better talent in the east yeah they would be a middle of the run playoff team. However since the east sucks..alot they are the second best right behind miami which is kind of sad. However eventually they will fade away if they don't get some younger pieces soon.
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Re: boston to become irrelevant again?

Postby Congo Cash on Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:23 am

Well, if they become irrelevant then GOOD...
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