Fiddlin' and Diddlin' - Daily Links 2/22
Friday, February 22, 2008
by FLCeltsFan 10:15 AM
Herald C's out of their element FL's Take: The Celtics have won with defense to build the best record in the league and now they are getting caught up in the run and gun style of the Western teams. They are saying the right things and know what to do. Hopefully we will see them do it tonight and get back to playing some defense. Trade deadline no big deal for the Celtics Cavs trade for Big BenFL's Take: Making a big trade like this is risky. If it works out, the Cavs will be a tough team to beat in the playoffs. Rumors are that they want Cassell too. But the danger for them is that the chemistry won't be there, or that oft injured Delonte and Wally will continue to spend more time on the bench than in the game, or that Ben Wallace doesn't have much left to give. He certainly hasn't looked very good in Chicago. Globe Celtics will try to get back on the defensiveAcquiring O'Neal could mean a total eclipse of the SunsFL's Take: This is another move that could be great or could backfire. Shaq has been slowing down and has been injury prone in recent years. If he can stay healthy and play well, the Suns are going to be hard to beat. If he is injured again, they are stuck with a big salary and gave away a very good player to get him. Cavaliers shake up makeup in big way CelticsBlog The key to stopping the skid: defenseFL's Take: Amen. Defense is going to win games and a championship. The Celtics had it, have gone away from it, and need to get it back. Wondering what the Cavs achieved in blockbusterESPN Trade grades Hoopsworld Trade deadline winners Red's Army Deadline deals good or bad for the C's?Full Court Press Tom Thibodeau, a Celtics nation turns its lonely eyes to youFL's Take: Danny needs to do whatever he can to keep Tom Thibodeau in Boston. Without his defensive coaching, this team isn't near as good. We can see what has happened in the two games since the break. Even with all their firepower, the Celtics won't win by outscoring teams. They need that defensive intensity to win the championship and Tom Thibodeau gives us that. LOY's Place Random thoughts FL's Take: You know, I really don't like the Spurs. I think it is because subconsciously I have blamed them for the Celtics hard times. We were supposed to get Duncan. That should have been the Celtics winning those championships. I also don't like the way they play. They are a dirty team and Bowen and Ginobili are the dirtiest. SI.com Lakers biggest trade winner while Celtics falterConnecticut Post Trades galore but Celtics stand pat Enterprise Defense abandons Celtics on West Coast swingEast Valley Tribune Suns-Celts battle of the tradesLeonPowe.org Leon doesn't miss in Celtics loss FL's Take: How have I missed the fact that there is a LeonPowe.org? I really like Leon and am happy to see him finally getting the playing time that he has deserved all along. FanHouse Celtics winless since Garnett's returnDetroit News Cavs deal not scaring PistonsCourtside View Happy day for former CelticsFL's Take: I really like Delonte West especially. I hope he does well in Cleveland, just not better than the Celtics. I am happy for Gerald. Not playing in his home town will be better than not playing in Minnesota. But I really hope that he can get it together and realize some of that potential. Nevada Appeal It took 10 years but the NBA is relevant againArizona Republic Suns and Celtics meet in clash of star triosStar Tribune Trade has Green flying high again NBA.com Two decades of deadline dealsContemplating Life's Intricate Disasters Is Championship #17 on the Celtics horizon? Le Basketbawl NBA pretty boysAP Wolves send Green to Houston for Snyder Seattle PI Szczerbiak, West to CavsParquet Pride Us vs Them: Phoenix SunsShamrock Headband The logical conclusion Lex Nihil Novi Pistons add scorer Dixon, Dale Davis next In case you're thinking of KandiHornets pursuing PJ Brown Metro No deals for DannyFL's Take: Just because Danny didn't make a trade, it doesn't mean that he is done. There will be players waived and bought out. There will also be free agents. I am sure Danny has something in mind. But I agree that he has to be careful not to disrupt the chemistry that this team has built so far. [Discuss this topic on the Celtics Green Forums!]
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