The pre-season has been about what I expected. UGLY, disjointed, inconsistent basketball mixed with enough glimmers of good ball to keep interests piqued (either definition works) and hope alive.
But I find myself kinda wishing the Celtics would waive everyone not named Rondo, Olynyk or Faverani and sign the Maine Red Claws roster as their own for this season.
This is going to be a roller coaster ride with huge down hills and just enough rises to keep (some of) us sane. Only the distant light of all those draft picks to keep hope flowing.
There's enough talent on the roster to be .500 ish, but it is so mismatched as to be counter productive. And I'm not sure a single trade can be made to make things better in the here and now. Stevens 6 year deal signals that this is to be a 3 year (minimum) rebuild.
Anyone else think Bradley likely to decline an extension? Would you want to remain through the rebuild, be a part of the rebuild, when you could get out, make money and ... win? Danny has sold some snake oil in his time, but I'm not sure he's a good enough salesman to close this deal.
All that said, I think it's going to an interesting season with some exciting moments. Thankfully things will start slowing down for me these next couple of weeks and I should be abe to "enjoy" it as much as that may be possible to do.
Buckle up, folks! They're about to give us a helluva ride.
Rajon Rondo, Phil Pressey
Jerryd Bayless, Chris Babb
Jeff Green, Chris Johnson
Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger
Kris Humphries, Kelly Olynyk, Joel Anthony
Colton Iverson (stashed overseas)