July 31, 2007
It’s a done deal, folks! Our man Kevin Garnett is on his way to Beantown. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to have the Celtics back as a powerhouse ( even though I cheer for a different East team ). Regardless, this type of blockbuster trade is what the NBA needed right now. I haven’t heard Tim Donaghy’s name in 2 days! I apologize for even bringing it up. Now, onto the show, let’s look into the deal. The T-Wolves get a lot of great potential, especially in Al Jefferson. That guy’s phenomenal and is not even fully developed yet. At the end of the day, he’s no KG. As for the Celtics, they’re the true winners in this trade, in my opinion of course. Firstly, I can’t get over the offensive power the Celtics have. After many blog debates (including here on Clutch 3), I’ve come to this conclusion as to why these guys will be so success. The Big 3 consists of one dominant post player (KG) and two perimeter players that can drive the lane (Allen and Pierce). The primary option will be to post up KG. With his skills, he will always require a double team. When teams used to do that to KG, they might leave Ricky Davis or Troy Hudson open. Now it’s a lot riskier. What team would ever think about leaving Ray Allen open? You’d have to be nuts. Okay, even if they cover Allen, on the other side is Paul Pierce! The Celtics have become a defensive nightmare for the opposition. The best part about the Big 3 are the egos. They aren’t young anymore and they are going to be focused on winning. I guarantee any of the Big 3 will give up the ball if the other is open, even though it might not paten their stats. Also, these guys aren’t old either. People who say KG is out of his prime are crazy. He’s still has years to go. I really back Danny Ainge’s move in the front offices and send him my sincere KUDOS!