Let's say you're planning a long drive. There are two ways to plan making sure you've enough gas to make it.
2: Put just enough in the thank to get you exactly where you're going. You've been there before, so getting lost is no worry. If there's an accident and you get diverted, then you risk running out of gas… but you know if you can avoid something major, you'll get to where you're going and you can fill up again when you get there.
The C's have spent the past two years going with option 2. Two years ago, they got to their final destination. Last year, they ran out. This year, with the addition of Rasheed Wallace, they're adding a little extra gas for the "just in case." And now that he was on point with the Rasheed Wallace talk… Gary Tanguay says he thinks Grant Hill will be a Celtic by the end of the week:
meeting face-to-face with Doc Rivers by the end of the week. Glen Davis
could be gone to San Antonio, as they are prepared to offer their
mid-level slot, which it is my understanding that Boston will not
match. Davis is a restricted free-agent and any offer he receives can
be matched by the Celtics within 7 days
I'd still love to have Baby back, but he'd clearly be on the second unit and he's not worth $5-mil plus for 20-something minutes a game.
And the Celtics are going year-to-year with veterans who have a little extra motivation. Wallace is trying to prove he hasn't lost it… and he wants more rings. Grant Hill just wants to taste what any postseason victory is like.
So its experience over youth for the Celtics. You might not like the plan, but I don't see why it matters. If you get to where you're going… who cares if you have to find a gas station every time you get there? I'm happy… as long as we keep getting there.
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