The Celtics didn’t clinch the title by acquiring Robinson, but they grabbed a boost of energy that a locker room filled with older guys sorely needed. And just as Robinson will learn from his new teammates, his energy and passion will spread to a team whose desire and chemistry has been questioned of late.
Ainge astutely did not break up the Big Three or execute a major deal just for the sake of making change. While there aren’t many miles left in these current Celtics, there’s enough for another journey to the title. It’s just a matter of the roster as a whole responding to Ainge’s challenge to improve.
I can't find the story about the Big Bad Bruins of 1970, and how an opposing coach observed that Boston looked like a pack of hungry dogs just waiting for the ref to drop the puck to start the game. Still, that's exactly what I want to see, a little snarl return to the team. Keep your traps shut and your nostrils flared.