But man, I wonder sometimes if some of the people here genuinely enjoy the games with such a fixation on anxieties about the future. How many threads do we get recapping great play, or bad play, or really anything that happens in the games themselves? We have a great roster right now with some amazing talent, and we haven't sucked for like two months, and there's this endless fixation with the potential of what's next or not, instead of what we have in front of us right now. Just sometimes seems like an endless churn of stressing and griping with no real enjoyment or appreciation.
I think this is absolutely correct. I'm as guilty as anybody of always thinking about the future or the end result rather than enjoying the journey.
That said, for the past 5-6 years all we've heard about from the media and from the Celtics organization is that they're trying to make moves, they're always trying to engineer the next KG trade, they want to contend, etc.
For more than half a decade now, we've been told that we should see the roster as a collection of assets to be traded, and anybody on the team right now might not be here next week let alone next year. And it makes sense to see it that way because the Celtics front office has made clear that's how they see things.
Until we get some clear indication that there is an actual long term core in place, and that the team plans to build around a specific set of names and faces, it's hard not to be wondering about the next shoe to drop and what the team might look like when Danny is finally done dealing.
Maybe the truth is there will never be an end to it. Danny's strategy seems to revolve around always looking for a way to turn an asset in hand into a better future asset.
But if it's a never ending process, well, fans will probably never stop wondering aloud and/or anxiously griping about whether the team will ever live up to the exciting mega-contender that we've been invited to imagine they'll be at some undefined time in the near but not immediate future.