Kristian: At this point, we have our starters, we have a second unit, but we don’t have an enforcer. Taj Gibson is a guy who has a winning pedigree, has a defense-first mentality and — most importantly — is from Brooklyn, N.Y. Win, win.
Whitney: Another dirty work kind of guy. Will fight for the team every night. At pick 11 in an expansion draft, it seems like a steal.
Kristian: Whitney and I like our roster, but there’s something missing: shooters. Swaggy P adds a little flare to our team, and if there’s anything he does, it’s hit three-pointers. His harmless antics add another dimension to the team, and he’ll be a great teammate on the bench and on the court.
The Emperor is always secretly on the lookout to replace Vader with an apprentice that can be more powerful. This is a person who goaded Anakin to behead Count Dooku just for the chance that Anakin would take his place. So sacrificing Vader and a series of other goodies for the opportunity to corrupt LeBron is very much in Sidious’ character.
The same concern that LeBron would leave next summer exists for Boston, but the Celtics have a deeper roster now than Cleveland does and Ravens Cheap Jerseys would be a much bigger title threat. LeBron surrounded by Isaiah Thomas, Gordon Hayward, and Rg3 Cheap Jerseys Brad Stevens would be a lot more likely to knock off the Warriors than LeBron surrounded by a disgruntled Kyrie (or whatever pennies-on-the-dollar return they’d get for him), Kevin Love, and Ty Lue. Getting that ring would be worth it even if LeBron leaves.
There’s also a non-zero chance that LeBron would embrace his situation and sign another contract in Boston. But even if he doesn’t, the Celtics are still set up nicely into the future with two blue-chip players (assuming Thomas re-ups), plenty of promising young players and picks, and one of the best coaches in the league.