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Will Boston get an experienced point guard or allow Rondo to run the show...or will they take ball out of Pt Guards hands?

Rajon will surprise this year.

After watching him all last season, the kid has unbelievable instincts, which isn't something you can teach.

If he can learn that he doesn't need to do too much, other than get the ball to one of the big 3, he will be a solid point for the Celts this year and beyond.

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I agree with markdash ... i really expect the Celtics to run their offense through KG, and i think that's why they haven't shown much interest in any other PGs.

They even signed Eddie House as back-up PG, when he is way more a shooter than a pass first PG, so i really think Garnett will be given the ball in the offense to start things moving.

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I am afraid he will get drafted too high. I don't see Rondo getting a lot of assists on set plays because both Garnett and Pierce like the isolation, and will probably get their share of assists passing to Allen for a trey or to whoever is cutting to the basket when they are double-teamed.

However, he will get 5-6 assists per game running the fast break, so he should provide some value, but not to the extent most fantasy players would think.

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I think the Celtics will make a trade for a Vet PG. down the stretch. I do not think it is a pressing need however.

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I think the Celtics will make a trade for a Vet PG. down the stretch. I do not think it is a pressing need however.

They will have to make this trade only if Rondo won't cut it during the regular season. It's obvious that in order to win an NBA championship you need a good PG.

Edit: question is, who could they trade for? Tinsley, perhaps?

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i agree with the consensus. The offense will be run thru the Big Ticket. 5.5 apg.....book it

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They will have to make this trade only if Rondo won't cut it during the regular season. It's obvious that in order to win an NBA championship you need a good PG.

Tell me you are joking.

The Bulls won 6 championships with B.J. Armstrong/Ron Harper. The Lakers won 3 championships with Ron Harper/Derek Fisher. The first Spurs championship team had Avery Johnson.

Do those guys fit your definition of "good PG"? They don't fit mine.

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i hate to do this, but i gotta agree with dash....

to win an nba championship, i think you need a defensive minded stud (ie, Bowen, Pippen etc)...or just a sick big man like Shaq, Duncan....with the way forwards handle the ball these days, they dont need guards to create their shots...

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i hate to do this, but i gotta agree with dash....

to win an nba championship, i think you need a defensive minded stud (ie, Bowen, Pippen etc)...or just a sick big man like Shaq, Duncan....with the way forwards handle the ball these days, they dont need guards to create their shots...

All I said was they would need a PG if Rondo doesn't cut it. A defensive minded STUD, you say? Sounds like a good PG to me.

Besides, you can't take the bulls as an example for anything - they were coached by one of the greatest, and had arguably the best player who ever lived. Let's talk about Magic Johnson & Isiah Thomas, who led their respective teams to championships time and again, not to mention last year's finals MVP, Tony Parker, and the previous year MVP, Dwayne Wade. The pistons also had Chauncey Billups (also the finals MVP).

So yes, there are many ways to win a championship, but you can't deny that having a dominant PG, who preferably can play solid defense, is a crucial element.

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All I said was they would need a PG if Rondo doesn't cut it. A defensive minded STUD, you say? Sounds like a good PG to me.

Besides, you can't take the bulls as an example for anything - they were coached by one of the greatest, and had arguably the best player who ever lived. Let's talk about Magic Johnson & Isiah Thomas, who led their respective teams to championships time and again, not to mention last year's finals MVP, Tony Parker, and the previous year MVP, Dwayne Wade. The pistons also had Chauncey Billups (also the finals MVP).

So yes, there are many ways to win a championship, but you can't deny that having a dominant PG, who preferably can play solid defense, is a crucial element.

Yeah, i hear ya....i guess it just depends on the team (ie, if you have guys who can create their own shots) - or if you have defensive specialists like a Bowen etc....than a true great point isnt really a necessity imo....

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Delonte West would have been the perfect pg for that team. In fact if they had been able to keep him (which I understand why they couldn't) I would have made the Celts my favorites to win it all.

That said, i think Rondo might do the trick for them, but I just don't see it translating to fantasy numbers. He'll get assists on fast breaks (could get 5 per game) and not much else. Steals are going to come from Pierce finally being able to play the passing lane. Rondo could get 1.2 - 1.5 but that combined with 11 ppg MAX and less than one tre, doesn't translate to much fantasy value. By the end of the season he may have figured out how to get more involved, but my guess is that you will be able to grab him off of waivers by that point. Even if he manages to put up numbers that justify keeping him for the whole season, they probably wont justify this pick.

Honestly, I think Perkins might be the better steal 4 + rounds later. he'll have an actual job. Pull down rebounds to free up KG to get blocks and steals on D. I can see him getting 8-9 boards a game.

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You also need a great coach to win a title. Boston doesn't have one, Cleveland doesn't have one... Miami, LAL, SA, some might say Detroit also has one. helloooooo???? Just trying to stir the "To win a ring" pot a little.

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You also need a great coach to win a title. Boston doesn't have one, Cleveland doesn't have one... Miami, LAL, SA, some might say Detroit also has one. helloooooo???? Just trying to stir the "To win a ring" pot a little.

Boston doesn't need a good coach, they've got Danny Ainge B)

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Remember Doc won COY in his first season. He has managed to keep Pierce engaged and happy through these very down years. He's brought that team to the playoffs on more occasions than they had a right to and even got them to the conf finals (I think he was coach then, wasn't he?).

I'm not trying to defend doc, i just think the Celts haven't been very good talent wise under his reign, so its hard to say how good he is or isn't. As bad as the Celts have looked over the past few years, can you really say they have underperformed given the pieces they have had to work with?

Doc probably isn't a championship coach, which they will need to win a championship, but its hard to say for sure, and he is probably a little under rated at this point. I have mixed feelings about them hiring Larry Brown at this point, but it would seem like a logical step in many ways.

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We're talking Eastern Division, Shameless. Any team with 2 superstars or even 1, see Lebron, can get to the playoffs. To the conf finals, they had Walker, making them a force in the (L)East division. (Or, it could be that time they got beat by the Pacers when they had Walker, I'm a little hazy). I'm never going to defend Doc because he is a poor coach and only does well with player interaction, not much else.

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Remember Doc won COY in his first season. He has managed to keep Pierce engaged and happy through these very down years. He's brought that team to the playoffs on more occasions than they had a right to and even got them to the conf finals (I think he was coach then, wasn't he?).

I'm not trying to defend doc, i just think the Celts haven't been very good talent wise under his reign, so its hard to say how good he is or isn't. As bad as the Celts have looked over the past few years, can you really say they have underperformed given the pieces they have had to work with?

Doc probably isn't a championship coach, which they will need to win a championship, but its hard to say for sure, and he is probably a little under rated at this point. I have mixed feelings about them hiring Larry Brown at this point, but it would seem like a logical step in many ways.

It was Jim O'brien who led the Celts to the conference finals, not Doc Rivers.

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oh yea, that's right.

Like I said, I'm no huge doc fan. I'm just saying i haven't actually seen the Celts do much if any worse than their roster would indicate. Even in the Leastern Conf.

In case you haven't noticed. Antoine Walker isn't actually that good.

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Hey 20 points in the East makes you an all-star. Add that with Pierce and you got a duo that made it to the playoffs, albeit to lose in the first round, in the East.

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oh yea, that's right.

Like I said, I'm no huge doc fan. I'm just saying i haven't actually seen the Celts do much if any worse than their roster would indicate. Even in the Leastern Conf.

In case you haven't noticed. Antoine Walker isn't actually that good.

He was a fantasy monster back in those days, mind you. 22-9-5, a steal and a half per game, half a block per game, almost 3 three's per game, 74% from the line. Bad field goal percentage and 3 TOs, but he was a stud that season.

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Like I said, Eastern division.

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