Ok, I know, there was no chance of the Boston Celtics signing Tim Duncan last offseason. He is a Spur for life and will probably go down as the best power forward to ever play this game (Kevin Garnett has a thing or two to say about that). Tim Duncan and Greg Popovich are the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick of the NBA, constant winners and always in contention. But all that said, let us just wish for a second that we pursued Tim Duncan.
Let's say we had Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and Danny Ainge all at Tim Duncan's door step on July 1st 2012 at 12 AM. Our persuasive argument to him is that we have the 2nd best defense in the league, only one true contender to go against in the east, the defending champs that we were one game away from beating to go to the finals, a hungry Kevin Garnett, a young superstar in Rajon Rondo, and probably the 2nd best coach in the NBA. The starting lineup would be: Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan.
Now please tell me, a starting five better then that. Yeah, some of our bench players probably would not be here, but this is a starting five driven league. Our defense wold be phenomenal as Tim Duncan and KG would make the best front court in the NBA especially defensively. We would have the height and rebounding that could compete with the Lakers. Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley on the ball hawking defenders while we have Paul guarding the elite small forwards. We could fill out our bench with other vets and young guys that come at a minimal. Danny is smart and very wise when it comes to the salary cap, I bet he could have gotten it done. Jared Sullinger learning from Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett? Yikes. Wow this team makes me so excited that I might start an association with them in NBA 2K13.
Doc is as good or even better then Pop in conserving his veteran's minutes for the playoffs, so our team would be ready to go once playoff time. With a hungry veteran core, there would be no reason that we could not go back to the NBA finals and possibly win it.
Ok, as I repeat, there was less then 1 percent chance that this could have happened. Timmy was not going anywhere. Yes, we ended up signing Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and all them, but man if we could have signed Tim Duncan, things would definitely be different.
I guess all i can do is watch tonight's game and dream.
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