There has been so much going on lately. Everyone is talking about the Celtics. I can honestly say that I haven't seen this kind of buzz about the Celtics since the 1986 championship team. It seems to be a good time to be a Celtics fan. But there are still some out there who don't like the trade. I still worry that trading Big Al is going to come back to haunt us. I really liked the young group we were building and was willing to wait for them to mature together but I love Garnett and the enthusiasm he has brought to this franchise. One thing that may hurt us is having to give up so much to get him. Our bench at the moment isn't very strong. We still need a back up center for sure and could really use a back up point guard as House is more of a shooting guard than a PG. We have to shore up our bench to make some noise in the playoffs.
The Globe takes us through the thought processes that led up to the trade. The Herald talks about how Garnett and Allen will ease Pierce's burden. The NY Daily News talk about the fact that although the new big three have All Star pedigrees, they have very little playoff experience. The MetroWest Daily tells us that Pierce is back in the spirit.
Celtics 24/7 warns us to beware of bandwagoners. I never could understand people who root for the team that's winning instead of standing by one team. I can understand the Garnett fans and Ray Allen fans coming over to the Celtics now to follow their favorite players. I plan to follow the Wolves because of all the guys they have that I have come to love. But my first love always has been and always will be the Celtics. I was loyal to them through the Russell years, the Bird years, the Pitino years, and the ML Carr years and through it all, I have loved the Celtics with no reservations.