JayPat wrote:migya wrote:32 wrote:I think KG's getting it this year. Especially if Boston is a top 3 seed. From a basement lottery team to a Top 3 seed? Thats better than what Steve Nash did for Phoenix... and he rode that to 2 MVPs.
No comparison. Suns were out of the playoffs the season before but were frequently in the playoffs before that offseason. KG went to a team that has acquired another semi superstar in Ray Allen and already had a superstar in Paul Pierce. The Celts were always going to do good with that sort of recruitment. The Suns had great talent and Nash was the brain needed. Not taking anything away from Nash and I understand how some people would compare the two situations but the Celts have added a semi superstar and KG, one of the best players ever and both were perfect fits
And the Suns don't have semi-superstars in Amare and Marion? I agree with 32, I think KG will win barring some exponential drop in the Celtics success.
Marion is a great ROLE player and Amare is definately a semi superstar himself, if not a superstar but, as I said, that suns team only missed the playoffs the season Nash arrived, they were making the playoffs with Marbury and before him, Kidd. You can't differentiate between KG, Allen and Pierce that easily, especially KG and Pierce, who are doing better than RAllen. I do see KG as a great catalyst for the Celts but Ray Allen is also, though not as much and again, all three are superstars, Allen sort of, and they all create so that team was bound to succeed with those three healthy and a couple of good role players around them. Nash was the absolute catalyst, the brain of the Phoenix Suns team and without him they were talented but slightly above middle of the pack