Colin Cowherd: “Three words: GO FOR IT. Boston would make an account proud. They’re frugal, they develop players, they draft well, they do everything right, they’ve got the smart head coach, they win every trade… I saw them yesterday blow a lead to a very average New Orleans Pelicans team, and now they’re sixth in East, their roster doesn’t have a legitimate big, Kemba Walker is deteriorating physically, and they don’t have enough good players. Go look at the last 5 NBA champions. The Lakers went out and got AD, the Raptors went and aggressively got Kawhi, the Warriors aggresively got KD, the Cavs got LeBron and Kevin Love, and the Heat got LeBron and Bosh. The Celtics were in the James Harden sweepstakes this off-season and do you know what Danny Ainge said? ‘The price is a little too high!’ They were in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes and do you know what Danny Ainge said? ‘The price is a little too uncomfortable for us!’ They were in the Paul George and Anthony Davis sweepstakes and they talked themselves out of it. In the last 35 years, the proud Boston Celtics have one title and it was the year they WENT FOR IT with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen… Congratulations on being patient, saving money, being frugal, and winning trades, you’re just not that good of a basketball team. Brooklyn in an hour is suddenly better.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks the Boston Celtics blew their championship window of the last few years because they were too ‘frugal’ with their desire to pull off blockbuster trades and signings for players the likes of Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and Paul George.
Check out the video above as Colin compares the post-‘Big Three’ Celtics to the Green Bay Packers, and a franchise who simply plays it safe with their money, is conservative with trades, and doesn’t take risks when it comes to ‘GOING FOR IT' when a title is within reach.