Maxwell: 'Jeff Green is the next thing'
Sun, 24 Feb 2013|
Cedric Maxwell joined Sports Sunday to talk trade deadline fallout, future of the Celtics, and Doc Rivers.
Up to Portland right now talk sort of Maxwell for the Celtics radio network Max. What happened Danny Ainge went out what happened with that. Oh well you not think the one thing that happened I think that you couldn't make moves this time and I think a lot of GMs did not want to make moves dedicated to a bad self. And that the in that they allowed had to do with the money situation for a lot of these teams luxury tax and all these things come together no I really wanted to make -- move. -- -- I mean I thought that there was an absolute move on the table from the Brooklyn nets. But Marchand Brooks and Humphries and a first round pick -- the Celtics turned it down what was brought that. Well you know I don't know the situation again I think you're speculating. And so you don't know I don't know what that by the bid do you want Humphries at the end of the day Woody's gonna do for you march around -- I happen like what happened what we have. Wins is a big time player that just came in the guys have really happened elected so some of the -- that Danny you know has made in this situation the smaller -- I think have been pretty good moves. Okay would you have made the big move back to -- the general manager would look this Felger. Would you have made the big move to transition this team to being that next thing. Well I think that you are ready -- transition this team to be in the next thing I think you still look at -- Jeff Green. He is the next thing Avery Bradley is the next thing. Courtney Lee might be the next thing so. You have some guys right now sellinger the next thing. I don't think that you move those pieces like that Garnett or peers really think about being the next thing when you have the -- they already. So what -- Walt -- -- Avery Bradley. Jeff Green -- a solid dirt that your championship core. That that is that's the best on the revealed Ford championship court I don't think you look at those -- is -- -- players until you put pieces around them. I don't think one player's point to do it. In this situation for the most part what Doc Rivers is continuously done is always tried to play these young players and live with Kevin play the football. Is seeing how far you can go so I don't think that you can really. Minimize Jeff Green because Jeff greens will be available player if you watch him -- he gets consistent. That's one thing he has that blew off that that was to walk back there we touched the basketball you Michael law those are the kind of players really did take it to the next level. Okay back to take away from Jeff Green numbers that -- matching them man -- gushing. All over the place over -- people -- to Hank if you need one there failure what do you went pretty good the other night but that was also the Phoenix Suns who have I can be so indelicate -- to say. Are they Sox. And obviously Kevin Garnett was out of that game insult you know someone's got to score I remember Tony Allen. Had a pretty good run with this team at one time when there was no one else left to shoot the ball so maybe Jeff going to be one of those guys know what we have to believe. But Jeff Green could step off every night against good teams in big situations and tough basketball games and produce I haven't seen that yet. Out okay yes you have -- you have you watched the game against Miami did Jeff green was. Really dominant in -- game with a -- -- destroy Miami that was maybe about two and a half weeks ago. Jeff Green played particularly well I thought that you cannot discount the players because you don't really like the Celtics. But if you look at them. Some of the gas that they have on this team right now are very good players are the championship after the team do they win the championship no not what what they have right now but I think with -- other pieces around them -- visually he's got to get back to the top. Okay. I just I just going to be a tough call backs you know Gary Fenway has come to the realization that they should go back a lottery it's only way to get those guys. Toward you know what Danny did the first time around with this group is -- acquire assets and they go for that big home run shot. With another veteran player like Kevin Garnett and those to me the only two ways and that I'm looking at it actually feels like Danny's done neither. Well I think that's that you start looking at the other way Felger if you say neither would. When Jeff Green be a pretty good player and he's going to be exceptional. Rondo is still a very good player for your team so I don't think you can discount that there could always -- other -- but right now. The Celtics do have some assets which can be moved and also used to look at that the salary cap -- the visually when Kevin comes up the salary cap you have more room. To go out and try to get other players so I don't think you can look at this team as a Phoenix team. You still have some very good players some guys have them play in probably the biggest thing -- that you discount. Doc Rivers probably one of the best coaches around so if you have him in the mix I think already you already stolen from. How level.