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TheGoldenBoy said:
Chris Hu said:

Well I'm still glad to Mavs got Rondo having a lot of first round draft picks doesn't always work out the Timberwolfs are a prime example of that.

While I do agree that having a lot of draft picks won't guarantee success, the Celtics are a much smarter franchise than the Timberwolves.

Well, they've got flexibility, they got rid of allot of contracts, and are stockpiling picks, so they can draft people, but also sign FA's, and I guess allot of the younger players like Brad Stephens, so I dunno.  Picks certainly don't mean certain success, of course, the Timberwolves aren't the Celtics either.



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Chris Hu said:
TheGoldenBoy said:
Chris Hu said:

Well I'm still glad to Mavs got Rondo having a lot of first round draft picks doesn't always work out the Timberwolfs are a prime example of that.

While I do agree that having a lot of draft picks won't guarantee success, the Celtics are a much smarter franchise than the Timberwolves.

Agreed, I'm thinking at least 1/3 of those picks will be involed in future deals.

Exactly. A lot of those picks will probably be used in trades to get veterans or secure more future picks.



So it looks like both LeBron James and Kevin Love could bail out on the Cavs after the season is over.



TheGoldenBoy said:
Chris Hu said:
TheGoldenBoy said:
Chris Hu said:

Well I'm still glad to Mavs got Rondo having a lot of first round draft picks doesn't always work out the Timberwolfs are a prime example of that.

While I do agree that having a lot of draft picks won't guarantee success, the Celtics are a much smarter franchise than the Timberwolves.

Agreed, I'm thinking at least 1/3 of those picks will be involed in future deals.

Exactly. A lot of those picks will probably be used in trades to get veterans or secure more future picks.

But how many of those pick's are protected? thats the real question.



Almost at the halfway point of the season the Hawks are still pretty hot I'm thinking they should easily win at least 60 games.



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FDARaptor said:

But how many of those pick's are protected? thats the real question.

Like I said, I'm not worried about Boston. They're a smart franchise and will handle their picks just fine.



First time I saw standings since November, and damn man, Lakers are going so bad. Orlando doing horrible too as usual T_T



Metallox said:
First time I saw standings since November, and damn man, Lakers are going so bad. Orlando doing horrible too as usual T_T

I just hope my Lakers keep on sucking so we get a Top 5 pick. This season is a waste anyways.



TheGoldenBoy said:
FDARaptor said:

But how many of those pick's are protected? thats the real question.

Like I said, I'm not worried about Boston. They're a smart franchise and will handle their picks just fine.


But what can Boston do about protected pics?