Brandan Wright has headed to a warmer climate and we hardly got to know him. The young man was not even around long enough for us to collect enough footage for what has become a frequent time-out activity, the moving video highlight reel in honor or one’s service.
But these are new days for Boston Celtics fans. Gone are the time-outs filled with gloating while watching dominant athletes dance to Gino. Now we are left with clips of those performances after the warriors have moved on, allowing us to recapture for a moment what we once had and cultivate hope that it may soon return.
"the pick we received from Phoenix in the Wright deal was 'originally Minnesota's, (and) is top-12 protected in 2015 and 2016. If the pick is not used by 2016, then the Timberwolves would instead give up their second-round picks in 2016 and 2017.'"
Current NBA standings have Minnesota sharing victory numbers in the single digits with only two other teams - the Sixers and the Knicks. Most of the remaining cellar dwellers have more than twice as many wins as the Wolves, and that needs to change.
This is where you come in. Stop complaining that, as a Celtics fan, you have very little to cheer about.
Be promiscuous with your fan support!
Do your best to send Positive Fan Energy to Andrew Wiggins and crew. I know this won’t feel right, but it’s not like we’re suggesting you hug Kobe Bryant or send a friend request to Lebron. Just concentrate on the greater good and perhaps we can spend the end of April of 2015 celebrating the Timberwolves’ final placement as the thirteenth-worse team in the league.
And let's say things don't end up working like you'd planned. The deal is for either 2015 or 2016, so, as we are always accustomed to saying in the Northeast, there's always next year!
Andrew Wiggins photo: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)