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Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

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  • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

    The Celtics are done. They will be another year older, and no they were not as good as the Pacers last year. The fact is, the Heat let off the gas after LeBron was laughing his butt off during the first game after putting the Pacers away. He knew for a fact he was going to the finals because he could tell the Celtics were done. We will spank the Celtics this upcoming season.

    Other teams like Brooklyn (unless Dwight heads there) and Philly are not going to beat the Pacers next year. We are better than Atlanta too. You don't need to look at the record...it's just a fact. The Heat, Knicks and Bulls will be our competition and the Heat will once again go to the finals.
    Lance is finally home. Whether he becomes our starting PG or he's 6th man, he's getting big minutes and he's here to stay. #llortontnia

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    • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

      Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post
      The Celtics are done. They will be another year older, and no they were not as good as the Pacers last year. The fact is, the Heat let off the gas after LeBron was laughing his butt off during the first game after putting the Pacers away. He knew for a fact he was going to the finals because he could tell the Celtics were done. We will spank the Celtics this upcoming season.

      Other teams like Brooklyn (unless Dwight heads there) and Philly are not going to beat the Pacers next year. We are better than Atlanta too. You don't need to look at the record...it's just a fact. The Heat, Knicks and Bulls will be our competition and the Heat will once again go to the finals.

      The Celtics were a better team than the Pacers from post-all star break to the end of the playoffs. They smacked us around pretty good in our final two match-ups against them. With the way KG and Pierce played down the stretch, Boston had three players that were better than any single player on the Pacers when you add Rondo to those two. Avery Bradley, who didn't even play against the Heat, also emerged as a young stud and took Ray's starting spot. I think it's almost impossible to be better than a team which has three players that are clearly better than any single player on your roster.

      You think the Heat were just screwing around and planned it where they would have to go into a Boston for a do or die game 6 and then play a game 7 which Boston kept brutally close for three and a half quarters? No way. The Heat wanted no part of any of that after the Dallas debacle last year where they let an old group of vets get confidence and beat them. The Heat were trying like hell to win games 3, 4 and 5, all of which Boston won. Boston also may have won game 2 if it weren't for some shady officiating. They did all of this without Jeff Green, Avery Bradley, and Chris Wilcox - all three of which will be back next season. They also signed Courtney Lee and replaced Ray Allen with Jason Terry, who I think is better than Ray at this point. He is also two years younger. It all comes down to how Pierce and KG play. If those two play at a level that is similar to last year then they are a more dangerous team than the Pacers.

      Boston had a 3-2 lead on Miami with the opportunity to end the series at home. Unfortunately for them, one of the greatest players of all time unleashed a performance for the ages on them. The Pacers OTOH had a 2-1 lead, but once Miami woke up in the second half of game 4 they handled us with ease and the series was over. Miami won three straight games against us which shows that they had complete command. Getting past Boston OTOH was a complete dog fight.

      Hasn't Boston allegedly been done since like 2009? Everyone keeps saying these guys are finished, yet they keep winning and going on deep playoff runs. KG and Pierce's run will end one day, but I'm not counting them out until I see it with my own eyes.
      Last edited by Sollozzo; 07-26-2012, 12:11 AM.

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      • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

        Originally posted by Sollozzo View Post
        The Celtics were a better team than the Pacers from post-all star break to the end of the playoffs. They smacked us around pretty good in our final two match-ups against them. With the way KG and Pierce played down the stretch, Boston had three players that were better than any single player on the Pacers when you add Rondo to those two. Avery Bradley, who didn't even play against the Heat, also emerged as a young stud and took Ray's starting spot. I think it's almost impossible to be better than a team which has three players that are clearly better than any single player on your roster.

        You think the Heat were just screwing around and planned it where they would have to go into a Boston for a do or die game 6 and then play a game 7 which Boston kept brutally close for three quarters? No way. The Heat wanted no part of any of that after the Dallas debacle last year where they let an old group of vets get confidence and beat them. The Heat were trying like hell to win games 3, 4 and 5, all of which Boston won. Boston also may have won game 2 if it weren't for some shady officiating. They did all of this without Jeff Green, Avery Bradley, and Chris Wilcox - all three of which will be back next season. They also signed Courtney Lee and replaced Ray Allen with Jason Terry, who I think is better than Ray at this point. He is also two years younger. It all comes down to how Pierce and KG play. If those two play at a level that is similar to last year then they are a more dangerous team than the Pacers.

        Boston had a 3-2 lead on Miami with the opportunity to end the series at home. Unfortunately for them, one of the greatest players of all time unleashed a performance for the ages on them. The Pacers OTOH had a 2-1 lead, but once Miami woke up in the second half of game 4 they handled us with ease and the series was over. Miami won three straight games against us which shows that they had complete command. Getting past Boston OTOH was a complete dog fight.

        Hasn't Boston allegedly been done since like 2009? Everyone keeps saying these guys are finished, yet they keep winning and going on deep playoff runs. KG and Pierce's run will end one day, but I'm not counting them out until I see it with my own eyes.
        The Celts were a bit better than we were last year by the time the playoffs came around, and have retooled nicely, however they are still going to go as far as Pierce, KG, and Rondo can carry them, and even though KG played like a man on a mission last season i'm not sure how much longer he has, Pierce is still a stud, but not what he was. I think the Celts will have a better regular season record than last time around, since they were awful to start the season, but I think KG declines quite a bit and pierce loses another step. I believe we'll be better than they are next season, but I certainly don't discount them, or believe they don't have the potential to be better than us.
        Goodbye Captain, My Captain. I wish you had the chance to sink or swim with your ship on its quest for the "ship".

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        • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

          Ryan Anderson reminds me of the moon.

          Looks nice most nights when its revolving around a nice big planet.

          If it was out in space by itself..... its just another big rock.

          West is the leader that Anderson will never be.

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          • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

            Don't forget the two rookies Boston got that are ready to play( Sullinger and Melo)


            Edit: response to Sollozo.
            Last edited by vnzla81; 07-26-2012, 12:04 AM.
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            • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

              Originally posted by Jose Slaughter View Post
              Ryan Anderson reminds me of the moon.

              Looks nice most nights when its revolving around a nice big planet.

              If it was out in space by itself..... its just another big rock.

              West is the leader that Anderson will never be.
              And nobody is saying that Anderson is a leader.
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              • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                I fully understand that too.

                I just mentioned it because when I think of a veteran player like West, I look to see what he might bring other that stats.

                Just throwing my 2 cents worth of gas on the roaring fire!

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                • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                  Originally posted by daschysta View Post
                  The Celts were a bit better than we were last year by the time the playoffs came around, and have retooled nicely, however they are still going to go as far as Pierce, KG, and Rondo can carry them, and even though KG played like a man on a mission last season i'm not sure how much longer he has, Pierce is still a stud, but not what he was. I think the Celts will have a better regular season record than last time around, since they were awful to start the season, but I think KG declines quite a bit and pierce loses another step. I believe we'll be better than they are next season, but I certainly don't discount them, or believe they don't have the potential to be better than us.

                  I think your post is a fair way to look at it. Pierce will be 35 in October and KG turns 37 next March. When players are that old, there is certainly always a chance that father time can bite them severely at any moment. But if those two play like last year then they will be a very dangerous team because the supporting cast will be drastically better than what they had in the playoffs as long as they all (or at least most of them) stay healthy. Plus Rondo gets better every season.

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                  • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                    Originally posted by rabidpacersfan View Post
                    Getting back to the original article, I'm really surprised that people think keeping the same starting 5 intact for ONLY A SECOND YEAR is somehow considered standing pat or treading water or underachieving.

                    It would be one thing if we'd made it to the second round 2 or 3 years in a row with the same lineup and THEN decided just to re-sign our starters. But that's not what's happened here. As I said at the beginning of the thread, 2 of our starting 5 have only played like 80 games or so for the team including playoffs. With no training camp yet.

                    Surely giving this team their FIRST FULL YEAR with the same coach and starters, given the fact that 3 starters are 25 or younger and the team has made big leaps 2 years in a row, isn't too much to ask is it? It really surprises me just how impatient a lot of posters seem to be with our progression.
                    We've starved so long that some posters can't enjoy a good meal. They don't have the patience to savor every bite. They must devour each morsel as fast as possible and the have to get more and more. Like blood thirsty vampires, Ha ha. I dread the day but I don't think many will be happy until Danny is gone. After all he is the last link to the years we sucked. Why, because he was the best player then and he's still the best player now so it gives a false sense of the FO not making anything happen.

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                    • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                      I just spent half the thread trying to remember at what point Tony Battie defended David West in the playoffs.
                      "He's a strong physical presence out there on both ends of the court. He's a man. There's a reason he was an All-Star." -- Vogel on David West

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                      • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                        Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
                        Don't forget the two rookies Boston got that are ready to play( Sullinger and Melo)


                        Edit: response to Sollozo.
                        Fab Melo is in no way NBA ready. He is at least 2-4 years away he really has no concept of man defense he will be a big time project. He may play 10mpg or so and get his feet wet but he isnt NBA ready and ready to impact a game.

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                        • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                          Originally posted by rabidpacersfan View Post
                          WOW. I bent over backwards to be nice about it. Your reaction is ***duly*** noted. Punk-*** thing to say, seriously.

                          Also nice to know you will just straight up ignore criticism, valid or not. Best of luck to you sir. And welcome to my ignore list. I tried.
                          Are you sure you want to ignore? Just take it for the entertainment value it is - he likes to argue for argument's sake - the facts be damned.

                          After all someone who says "Don't worry about pilling on, some guys just don't have the thick skin I have I can handle it." and then follows that statement with "Please do me a favor and put on ignore so I don't have to read your sensitive posts again, thank you." Can not be taken seriously.
                          "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
                          - Benjamin Franklin

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                          • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                            Originally posted by pacer4ever View Post
                            Fab Melo is in no way NBA ready. He is at least 2-4 years away he really has no concept of man defense he will be a big time project. He may play 10mpg or so and get his feet wet but he isnt NBA ready and ready to impact a game.
                            Plus the other one is an undersized, barely athletic PF with "unorthodox" post moves and an inconsistent jumper. If Jared is NBA ready then Tyler could still develop into a true star. Jared's defense seems ok though.

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                            • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                              Originally posted by pacer4ever View Post
                              Fab Melo is in no way NBA ready. He is at least 2-4 years away he really has no concept of man defense he will be a big time project. He may play 10mpg or so and get his feet wet but he isnt NBA ready and ready to impact a game.
                              In Doc Rivers I trust I bet he finds a way to play Melo.
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                              • Re: Donnie Walsh: "We have to go up a level"

                                Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
                                In Doc Rivers I trust I bet he finds a way to play Melo.
                                I also think he will find a way to play Mello.

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