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Mannix: C’s have a horrible attitude

RedsArmyAdmin March 28, 2011 Uncategorized 8 Comments

SI's Chris Mannix was on WEEI today and he's no fan of what the C's are doing…. mostly because they seem to be pinning their hopes on the return of two guys who haven't really done a lot this year.

“Imagine before the season if we thought getting into late March, early April, ‘If only Shaq and Jermaine can come back, we’ll be OK for the postseason.’ To me, that’s a horrible attitude to have, if that’s what this team is thinking, that one of those guys can come back and be a difference-maker. Once Shaq comes back, he’ll only play for about two months, and who knows what kind of physical shape he’s in at this stage. And Jermaine has given you nothing all season long, so there’s no reason to believe he’s going to add anything to the equation.”

Hard to argue that mentality but Shaq IS down about 20 pounds and Jermaine has been playing without any recurrence of swelling.  So there's at least some reason for the C's to be hopeful. 

The best point Mannix made was regarding the #1 seed.

“…the difference between playing the 8 seed and the 7 seed this year is like playing the 16 seed in the NCAA tournament vs. a 2 or 3 seed. Whoever winds up in that 8 spot, be it Indiana, Milwaukee, Charlotte, I think they’re going to be a relative pushover in the first round. Maybe they take a team to five games. Most likely they get swept in four.

“That 7 seed, whether it’s New York or Philadelphia, those aren’t going to be easy games,” Mannix continued. “They’re going to be kind of knock-down, drag-out games. They might push you to six, maybe even seven games. I think that’s something Boston really has to start to consider going into the postseason.”

I guess New York would be tough because they've got great players… but they're really not playing well right now and I really don't fear them.  I'm much more afraid of Philly.  They have played the Celtics really well.  I do NOT want to face them in the playoffs.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    I thought Mannix talked in circles. He said the Perk trade was not a good move because the Celtics have lost some of their toughness. Yet when reminded that the Celtics offense is the main problem for their recent skid, and that Perk is not an offensive player, Mannix backtracked into a “well they miss Perk’s intensity” argument.
    It’s BS.
    The Big 4 need to play better, whether Shaq, JO or Perk is on the floor with them.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/licktheglassitol Classless

    Kristic does the same shit Perkins does: bring the ball way down, upfake 10 times, before getting his shit blocked. So their offense is nearly a wash, yet defensively Kristic blows. Meanwhile, Jeff Green is putting up a torrid 7 ppg. I understood the trade from an injury perspective, but the results have been underwhelming on the court.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/licktheglassitol Classless

    Kristic does the same shit Perkins does: bring the ball way down, upfake 10 times, before getting his shit blocked. So their offense is nearly a wash, yet defensively Kristic blows. Meanwhile, Jeff Green is putting up a torrid 7 ppg. I understood the trade from an injury perspective, but the results have been underwhelming on the court.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/thetitleisours Thetitleisours Mkay

    The one thing that worried me is that the group at the beginning of the season had a lot of chemistry. Sometimes it is hard to replace chemistry with “more talent”. Even Nate kept things loose even if he was not a major factor on the court.
    Maybe the best thing out of the trade will be be the long term addition of Green and the draft pick helping in the transition between the old and the new. But was it at the sacrifice of a championship this year? Who knows?
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/646621-boston-celticswhy-the-trade-of-kendrick-perkins-destroyed-the-chance-for-a-ring

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    agreed. pussy footing opponents isn’t getting it done. this team need to attack and man up, i.e. perk

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    Going with the O’Neals was a bad gamble to begin the season with, Mannix so we don’t have to imagine. We all worried about it and it’s biting the team in the ass.
    The trade only made the odds of that bet worse. Shaq and JO could provide a revival and the plan works to perfection. They are veterans and did play well together a couple months ago, (yeah, that long).
    If it doesn’t, DA will have two black marks; the O’Neal gamble to start the season, and the Perk trade mid-season that was to ‘win now’. They look completely out of rhythm and out of sync, and right or wrong Danny is going to own the results.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    I want Krstic to return to his rebounding ways from his first 12 games with the team. As a team our defense has been solid and Nads offense helps only if he’s boarding as well.
    Green needs minutes. Get Ray/Pierce an extra 2 minutes rest per game each would raise Green to 25 minutes. Then find him 3-5 minutes from Baby. Jeff is an x factor in the post season as he’s more than capable of dropping 20.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115707360a6970b Coach Bo

    The slide has nothing to do with Perkins, who is the same no-offense King of the Illegal Screen that he’s always been.
    It has everything to do with a point guard who is playing as poorly as he has in his career, and three aging stars who’ve allowed that to drag their performances down on both ends of the floor.
    The titty babies who just can’t go on without their beloved Perkins are just going to have to dry their tears and realize that the people who built a champion felt it was unwise to pay $9 million annually for a guy with chronic shoulder problems and bad knees who cannot score the basketball.
    Jesus. This “the trade killed us” bullshit is getting so tiresome. Grow up, people. Perkins is gone. Get over it.