Thomsen: Ways to rebuild the Celtics
Mon, 25 Feb 2013|
SI's Ian Thomsen says one way to rebuild the Celtics is if Doc Rivers becomes head coach of the US Olympics team
Stuff out of the Celtics rebuilt in you can't do it. By hanging around fifth sixth seventh -- -- you just can't do it. You have to get a lot of respect. We went into detail the other night in the way I see it you have to get bad before you did good in the use the lottery pick to get a player we used the pick. In a trade which is what they did -- Jeff -- which is how the the reality. If you take a look at history. That's how teams win titles. But the need to the last one without the top 123 -- right nobody there with a five. Five was not worth much Jeff greens it's not a there was talk that the guy from China I can't remember his name was going to be. He -- yeah gallery real well -- but my point is my point is but you get green which got to Allen. And Allen to Fallon doesn't come KG doesn't come nonetheless I know so you got that you can't do it. By you know signing of Jason Terry's of the world and you know hoping Rondell Jeff Green get along and you know you've got -- in if it doesn't work that first time. In the lottery you gotta go back again and for the Celtics it's all about championships. It just and it's still as. Well what I would say is that if Rondo comes back healthy and if he's playing the way was a couple of years ago. There's a guy that makes the players around him better he's playing the way it was couple years ago. And he's he's entering the prime of his career. If Doc Rivers becomes the coach the US Olympic team now all of us and he's surrounded by L these guys and see how much how much players love to play with him. What a great recruiting ground there. It and have a chance to have cap space after next season they can move things around a bunch expiring deals they wanted to get the cap space. When guys went LeBron and other guys are coming now. They can do that sitting -- that cap space they'll have some guys that we'll have some value. You would trade guys I don't know I don't think it's but it is a very fluid situation with this new collective bargaining agreement the rules of putting together a team going to be the -- Celtics on LeBron James. -- -- well we all know that LeBron James has a lot of respect for Doc Rivers I have not I'd I'd wind the way I approach this with people should suit the Celtics we think about Brian G yes. I don't matter but I have to come from him and we have not heard people. Well you know it that but that's the kind of guy you need to mean in like okay so yeah. Everybody thinks that's kind of guy everybody else out by the end of course which is not what listen we can't sit there and hope that Rondo and Jeff Green are gonna bring us a title. I read you very astute to bring it up the point that they that -- going to be -- who could be an Olympic coach. And but the problem -- Boston and I'm not getting in the race this is not about race. Okay Boston has not been a destination for free agent because Miami is sexier in in LA they make movies. So you know his stock enough to get a LeBron James this season if he's available. But come. The big -- with LeBron James when he becomes a free agent and Lakers can have all the cap space will decide. Was the big room and these can go to outlet though Cleveland. And everybody in league seems to think LeBron James can go back he go anywhere he wants. He can anoint himself the next champion Jason he wants Cleveland. Well Boston is a little bit and going forward more than Cleveland and separates this whole thing and and it goes -- personal. Dallas so he's -- I'm just saying military and going there for the whether he's not -- for the seniors. When after the restaurants.