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ay wud up tarik? ain't seen u n here in awhile. I just wanted to say whats up
No problem! Keep up the good work!
right here this guy just copied my trade idea. i thought he was a cool guy and worth building a relationship with. he didn't even have to creativeness to throw in a different player other than jj reddick with howard. he critisized my idea then copies mine to create a worse trade. in the former soft cap his idea is completely impossible. with just diedrins, ellis, and udoh orlando would have to shed 20 mil. i guess i'll b more careful of who i talk to.
thanks for the support man. i really don't know how this site works. would you have any pointers for me? any help would be greatly appreciated.
i should get you the article i'm working on about johnson soon. i had
a couple written but with so much focus on the rookies i'm trying to put something together that stands apart from the other articles.
hey tarik this was an article i wrote as a practice run. i hope you find it interesting. thanks for your time and consideration. I a fan of your writing and your opinion is valued.
The Boston Celtics: Is Bernard Hopkins the teams counterpart?
"What I'm doing now is only a surprise to people who haven't been paying attention."
Boxer Bernard Hopkins set a record recently for being the oldest fighter to attain an actual world title. Aggressive Attempts to push him out of the sport of boxing have been made by commentators, boxing commissions, and even his own promotional company who he is a business partner with. A young champion Jean Pascal called out Hopkins after a win over Chad Dawson. Chad Dawson was the ring magazines light heavy wt. champion. Although the champion Chad Dawson was never was a fan favorite. After Pascal defeated Dawson he needed a big name to conquer. Pascal chose to call out Hopkins. Once the fight was announced Hopkins heard every negative comment in the book that can be thrown at an aging fighter. "He just needs the money." "He doesn't know when to quit." "We fear for his health."
Pascal and Hopkins met in Canada were Pascal and Hopkins fought to a unanimous draw. This decision was controversial and was seen as a home town decision. Many thought Hopkins did enough to earn the win. Hopkins refused to believe the heinous comments directed at him.The controversial decision applied the pressure for pascal to accept a rematch. In the rematch Hopkins schooled the young aggressive champion and won a lopsided decision. It was clear to everyone that Hopkins remains in boxing for the right reasons and not only does he fight with pride but he is still a force to be reckoned with.
Bernard Hopkins and The Boston Celtics resemble true doppelgangers. After Bernard Hopkins failed to make an impressive performance in defeating a shell of the former Roy Jones it became increasingly difficult for Hopkins to make his point that he deserves to share the ring with the young appealing fighters. Hopkins felt he needed to trace back to his roots so he returned to his home town of Philadelphia. There Hopkins trained at the local gym and worked closely with his long time Trainer Naazim Richardson. When Hopkins received His opportunity in the pascal fight he followed Richardson instruction to the tee and did not fail to impress the boxing fans. His hard work and confidence eventually led him to the title that made history.
After a dominate start to last season the Celtic's were dealt an onslaught of injury after injury. With the injuries amongst the Celtic's players a lack of bench support was evident. In the second round of the playoff the Celtic's were dealt another devastating blow. During an act suspected of being foul play Dwane Wade knocked Rajon Rondo to the ground. In an attempt to brake his fall Rajon Rondo fell victim to a freak accident and dislocated his elbow. The Celtic's allstar point guard returned to the floor during the same game. Although injured and clearly in pain Rondo played aggressive and displayed his killer instinct. This inspired his teammates who repaid Rondo's effort by winning the game. Even with the emotional surge brought on by Rondo's display of true champion's heart and desire the Celtic's eventually lost the series to the Miami Heat. To every naysayer this was proof that the celtic's big 3 should throw in the towel as their dominate reign over the league had come to an end. With the Celtic's season coming to an end Celtic's head coach Doc Rivers had also reached the end of his contract with Boston. In the post game interview Doc was asked If he'd stay with boston. "...I’m a Celtic..." Doc River's had obviously been inspired by Celtic's show case of loyalty. Shortly after the interview he signed a 5 year contract in order to remain the Celtic's head coach.
“They said we were done two years ago,” Rondo said. “We could care less about that. We could care less about people saying we are done.”
"We have to do the impossible, but it is possible." Kevin Garnett
With all the uncertainty surrounding the NBA a few things are certain for the Celtics. The Celtic's retained their 'Naazim Richardson' in the form of Doc Rivers. With exciting draft selections of Jajuan Johnson and E'twuan Moore the celtics acquired star tandem pf/c and guard of the Boilermakers. Through these drafts the Celtics now have some further support to their resilient starters. After every setback imaginable taking place last season The big 3 remain intact. In their return to The Garden now more than ever they must impart "Ubuntu". Going back to the basics may serve the team as well as Bernard Hopkin's return to his roots in Philadelphia. With a revamped roster the Celtics will be primed to shock the world in a Bernard Hopkins fashion.
tarik: as far as the block buster trade the deal for the warriors might be sweetened a bit by throwing in glen davis. gs would then be receiving ray allen, avery bradley, glen davis and turkoglu. by espn trade machine it estimates gs projected wins will go up by 3 wins.
most importantly allen and davis can bring a tuff boston defense to gs who dire need. also with turkoglu comes experience. as it is a long shot for gs to woo dominate vets through free agency this trade will be the best opportunity this team has seen in ages.
orlando is presented with the best trade out of the bunch with kg, biedrines and monta ellis still included. many teams are rumored to have offered bigs but no single team can offer 2 bigs and a high scoring sg such as ellis.as stated before i doubt a team has came up with a better offer.
~for another lead runner such as the nets to match such a trade they would have to offer marshon brooks, kris humphries who in order to extend will demand a bit of money, and brook lopez. although brooks obviously would be a step down to ellis, all 3 player create an intriguing offer. the problem is that this trade would leave the team with holes that even with their 2 draft picks likely cannot fill quickly.
and through the trade boston get's what it wants for it's it future. it should be a win win for everyone involved.
i have gotten some criticism for what i have stated gs would recieve. I don't see how as the warriors would definitely win more games and probably make it to the playoffs. a promise coach jackson and ceo lacob will not be able to keep without making trades.
with players such as j r smith and jahmal crawford free agents this yr. ainge can also woo an explosive scorer to the celtics. along with delonte west this can play huge dividends for the squad. delonte west can command the floor and hit jump shots. he is effective at the pg and sg. he also plays unselfishly and is aggresive on defense. Imo this makes west one of the most underrated players in the nba, giving boston a huge edge.
-with most other draft picks one can only speculate on their potential. contrary to such players Boston has 2 proven winners in Moore and Johnson. these players would also be very likely well developed mature individuals as they are college graduates. a rare thing for players to have entering the nba. as rare as a college degree is maturity is probably even more scarce. these players should contribute rather quickly
-even if kg cannot be had on a small contract i still think boston should offer him a spot as a coach. his basketball I.Q is off the charts and if he sat beside doc, doc wouldn't have to loose his voice before halftime as kg would surely be outspoken. i can't see a young player in the league giving kg attitude. if kg chooses not to play i don't he'll be able to stay away from the game for too long. a coaching spot could help the team and prevent another team from snatching up his talents.
-I don't see pierce taking off his jersey just quite yet. I don't see his ego getting in the way of the teams best interest either. when rondo became injured last season pierce played very unselfishly and picked up many assists.
Tarik i hope you found my comments interesting. i also would hope it creates more of a positive outlook for the celtics fan view on the future. take care. thanks for you time and consideration and i look forward to your future articles
heres some opinions i formed after looking further into some of the abstract trade rumors floating around. naturally most rumors circulate are about dwight howard
~ the only teams that truley has the peices to trade for howard is the lakers. everyone knows they are not going to trade bynum and another big for howard who will become a free agent. not to mention the big split between oneal and kobe that was cause by 2 egos that were to big. and derrick fisher doesn't even qualify as a good pg any longer. not to mention how over rated artest is.
Some are affraid that j smith will be traded to orlando and that will keep howard with the team. orlando is filled with players that are overpaid, they don't have the peices to trade with atl a team that is also looking to shed load. also if j smith were traded to orlando that would make orlando's ability to give d12 a big contract even harder cause there's that much less cap space.
- what people should be more afraid of is if chris paul and howard decided to take smaller contracts to play together in orlando as in 2012 j. nelson and brandon bass become free agents also. that leaves the pg position open and a chance for both chris paul and howard compete for a title. chris paul can shoot and his knee probably won't be an issue because superman will be all over the paint.
~what about nyk? they don't have peices to use before the trade deadline. they will not be able to offer dwight a big contract but they can give him an opportunity to play on a bigger market team in 2012. but would dwight fit? he would have to compete with 2 other ball hogs in amare and melo. even the pg billups does not create many assists and is a shoot first type of player. so i'd say d12 would not be a good fit in ny.
what about new jersey. they can offer dwight a chance to move up to brooklyn. and an opportunity to play with williams. nj won't have as much money to offer dwight as most think. first they have to resign humphries this summer. then williams would have to be resigned in 2012. if they want brook lopez to play behind howard they would also have to extent lopez. if they let brook go to open cap space dwight will have no support something that didn't and won't work well. he will always be in foul trouble with no sub. also i don't think anyone is to excited to play for avery johnson. ask any mav's player if they think they would have won the title if they still were under johnson.
~boston who will have only 3 players on contract rondo, who has a small contract, bradley and paul pierce. with so much cap space boston can offer a dynamite contract.
boston is by far is the head horse in the race for d12 in 2012.
boston can also take measures to another level by trading for j smith this season, if there is one. everyone should have seen j smoov's desire to come to boston by now. the hawks gm has stated that he wants one of the big 3 from boston with no specification for j smith. that is probably just an attempt to boost j smiths trade value especially with kg still commanding so much 21mil and ray allens 10 mil both for just 1 yr compared to j smiths 12 mil for 2 yrs. if ainge was smart he'd pull of a trade for j smith. j smith was room mates with rondo in highschool and they are still friends. j smiths knew d12 since diapers, as he puts it. j smith and also howard played in the atlanta celtics aau when they were around 16 to 17. was that an omen?
Final Thoughts : ainge can pull all the right strings and howard would have every reason to put on green, friends, money through a big contract and elavated endorsements, and most of all being a Contender under all allstar Coach.
if ainge has j smith and puts him on an extension and has howard signed ainge can the attempt to put kg on a smaller contract. smith would play along with howard and when they come to rest kg steps in and and commands the defense. every lead would increase with kg off the bench. plus he'd stay rested and dominant. as the big games come doc can put kg above j smith and use his experience. on lower level games johnson would come in so doc can develop his game. kg would be even better utilized as a coach/player (just as bill russel did in his final seasons. and russell can play a big part in convincing kg it's the right thing to do) this would make a huge imprint cause kg knows doc's system and assistant coaching spots are open as of right now. with the spots filled the new coaches may not serve well with the team. doc has the right man for the job going into 2012 season, KG.
~ hondo is the highest scoring all time celtic and he played many yrs as bostons 6th man. so why couldn't Pierce play the 6th man role to the T? this way he can elongate his career and still be a big presence to the team guiding the youth increasing the effectiveness of training camps etc. with rondo, j smith and howard on the floor jeff green would have to do little more than play at a high tempo, his greatest strength, and hit jumpers, which we all know he can do also. he'd fit well at sf.
rondo west green j smith and howard. pierce 6th man and kg playing as an assistant coach/player = championship in the first season !!!!!!!!!!!