July 4, 2006 I think Powe is going to surprise a lot of people. He has the skills and the work ethic to do so...I just hope he stays healthy.
Was the interest in Iverson a smoke screen? It is so unlike Danny to tip his hat before a trade but there he was talking about going after Iverson. Is there another All Star that Danny is pursuing and he was using the Iverson talks as a smoke screen? Is this a smoke screen? Is Danny still going after Iverson and just trying to get the upper hand by faking disinterest? Did they see our SL team practice and see something there? Have one or more of the kids improved so much that Danny doesn't want to take the chance of trading them before we know what they really are capable of? Did the trade of Ben Wallace to the Bulls tip the balance of power to a point where Danny is abandoning the win now approach that getting Iverson would trigger in favor of his original plan of growing our prospects into all stars here in Boston? So many questions.... stay tuned for the answers as this very busy off season unfolds.
Though the Celtics still are looking into trade scenarios for a veteran - with a potential deal for Iverson still on the front burner - enthusiasm for such a deal appeared to cool yesterday.
“I’m not sure, looking at what we have right now, that this is something we want to do,” one team official said. [More] source: Herald
When I first heard of the trade, I felt it was a smokescreen, I just couldn't figure out, what was being screened. LOL
My original thought was that we were after another playerand perhaps wanted to inspire that trading partner to move before we went in another direction. Perhaps it was Portland, perhaps another, but the trading for Telfair and Rondo make me think that the deal is dead, if it ever was taken seriously. The move that has to be made, though is one for Pierce. There is no way he signs an extension now (2 years early)and there is no way he runs the floor,on the wing. If Ainge is serious and he seems very serious, about picking up the tempo, Paul has to go.