I didnít know that this was an appropriate conversational topic. Yes, of course. The trade proposals arenít usually legal, or are so convoluted that they would never happen (3 team trades with a sign and trade and the math doesnít work). Or theyíre really bad for us (like trading Kyrie for Whiteside). People make the same basketball/statistical logic mistakes over and over again (the team was better without Kyrie because the record was better). Lots of really hot takes, particularly revolving around Kyrie Irving. It makes me question whether some of the posters actually want the Celtics to win a title, or if theyíd prefer to be correct about their hatred of him. Sorry, lots of Kyrie examples... recency bias.
I started frequenting the Celtics reddit page instead, and frankly, it wasnít much better. I fear that the majority of fans (of any team) are low information contributors. They have never played basketball at any significant level, very casually watch games (opportunity to drink vs nail biting horror), donít know the CBA or cap math, donít understand NBA plays very well (like the types of defenses, offensive sets) and have a low understanding of statistics and basketball statistical algorithms. The one positive of reddit is that the garbage gets downvoted fairly quickly. I wish that this forum had that type of organic feedback system.
I am mainly currently using this site as a refresh for off-season updates and using strong discipline to not click on anything involving trade ideas or ďwhat went wrong.Ē