For the past few weeks the Celtics, or no, for months and months the Boston Celtics have been in trade rumors with top-tier players in the league. We have heard all sorts of rumors, and whenever we get excited Boston just never does it. They never pulled the trigger on the trade, even though they are a piece away from a stacked team, or maybe even a super team. We’ve heard Paul George, Hassan Whiteside, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Gordon Hayward, and Jimmy Butler (but of course, they don’t have a chance at him because he was already traded to the T-Wolves).
But a recent report that came out states that Danny Ainge thinks that teams think that Boston is stacked with future assets, which is true, but are asking for too much, because of how valuable the Celtics are. But when it came to the Jimmy Butler trade the Celtics reportedly turned down the offer of trading their no. 3 pick in this year’s draft (which already happen, it was Jayson Tatum) or the Brooklyn Nets pick in 2018 straight up for Jimmy Butler. That was a really good deal for the Celtics, but they decided to turn it down, but why?
When being asked about how the Celtics strong position in the league is an obstacle to overcome, Ainge replies saying that the trading periods, were one of the obstacles to overcome, and ends saying “We’ll just continue to find the right deals.” And you might say that the Jimmy Butler trade offer was an amazing deal, and as I said before, yes it was. But after watching the latest Mike Korzemba video (link in description) he introduced my mind to something else when talking about the Celitcs, and the Bulls and their future. He explained that the timeline for Jimmy Butler in Chicago didn’t match the NBA timeline. He says that the Warriors will dominate the next 3 years at the least, and teams like Chicago are trying to build for the future. Sorry if I’m getting off topic but he changed my mind about the Jimmy Butler trade and how it can actually pan out for the Bulls. Getting back on topic to the Celtics, Mike was saying how for the Celtics, there was no point trading for Jimmy Butler. And if they trade for anyone now, for big names like Gordon Hayward and Paul George, it will only allow the Celtics to actually compete against the Cavaliers in the conference finals. No not win. COMPETE. They won’t be able to defeat Lebron, and even if the Celtics do make it to the Finals, they definitely won’t outmatch the Warriors, no not even close. This is why teams in the NBA are trying to go young, rebuilding because these superstars now that are 25 or 26, they won’t have a chance of winning a title unless they hop on the Warriors bandwagon which is STUPID. That’s why you might not see the Celtics trading for superstars or even players anytime soon. They are going to rebuild slowly. That’s why they are trading picks for more picks, and those picks for even more picks. And this is what more teams in the NBA are going to do. Like the Raptors, Spurs, Trailblazers, Pacers, almost every team who has starplayers over 25 might do this. It sounds a lot like just giving up, but it will prepare them for the future. And young teams emerging are lucky, because they aren’t gonna waste any time at all. The 76ers, Suns, Lakers, Bucks, T-Wolves, Heat, and Nuggets are on the rise. And they are going to be our future after the next 5 boring years in basketball.
But for these superstars it’s a sad time to be in the NBA, because down the road, instead of hearing names of what used to be amazing players like, Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Demarcus Cousins, Damian Lillard, and Isaiah Thomas, you’ll just hear about the Warriors, them blowing the 3-1 lead, and winning championships after that season with KD. And those great players, like Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and others will be robbed of an NBA Championship, though they will be all-time greats. And really, there is no one else to blame other than Kevin Durant.
To conclude, the Celtics don’t look like they are going to take the next step yet, or at least for a long time. As an organization the Celtics are doing amazing, because they get to rebuild and have successful playoff team at the same time. This sure means a lot of money for the Celtics in the next decade, since I’m almost sure after the Isaiah Thomas era in Boston, another one will begin. As for other teams, they have no hope right now. And they should get to start rebuilding right now, because it is going to be the Warriors and Cavs for a few more years, and most definitely the Warriors before someone in the West stops them. Hope you enjoyed 🙂 PEACE