Closer to reality

Posted: February 27, 2009 in Boston Celtics, NBA, Stephon Marbury

I wrote about Marbury joining the Celtics in January. Well, the Knicks finally cut him loose and he is set to join the Celtics.

I said this earlier.

This is the dumbest move the Celtics could possibly make. Hopeful of signing him? What in the wide world of sports is goin on? A declining point guard who shoots first goin to the champion Celtics?
Several teams that could use Marbury have passed so why should the Celtics take him? It might be cheap but Marbury isn’t exactly a safe bet. He hasn’t been a sure thing since he was drafted in 96. He has gotten himself dealt from two teams.
What are your thought, readers? Should the Celtics take him.

My thoughts haven’t changed at all. The Lakers are that much better after goin through the Finals last year. Couple that with this being an odd year, so that makes the Spurs a very strong candidate to win the title. Which means next year, we can cross the Spurs off the list of title contenders.

So why add a combustible aging point guard to a very good mix? Honestly, I feel like Starbury peaked in PHX or NJ. It’s been slowly downhill since then. Sure, he will be onboard because he wants a ring, but how long will the long-term goal take a backseat to playing time or shots?

The question that Ainge needs to ask is, does this make the Celtics substantially better? In my opinion, the answer is no. Let some other team deal with Hurricane Marbury.

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