This isn’t the first time a writer has said the Celtics need to blow it up, and it won’t be the last.
But Charley Rosen — yes, the same guy who called Kevin Garnett overrated (I can’t find the link, it seems Fox Sports has – wisely – taken it off the website) — thinks the Celtics need to back things up and start all over again if they ever want to compete for another championship. (Fox Sports)
Some critics claim that the Celtics are old, others that the players are bored. While it’s true that Father Time is undefeated, letting James Posey and Leon Rowe escape were serious blunders. (Plus, given a chance to play, Bill Walker has been dynamic with the Knicks). Furthermore, importing the likes of Rasheed Wallace, Nate Robinson, Marquis Daniels and Michael Finley have done nothing to stop Boston’s fall from grace.
Even though Boston is still an above-average ballclub, the franchise’s latest “dynasty” had all the durability of lit flash paper. And if seriously competing for a championship is the team’s goal, then it’s time to back up the truck and accept that a major overhaul is in order.
Be prepared for a world of columns just like this one if the Celtics don’t miraculously escape their horrid play.