Re: Ainge doesn't have to wait until the deadline
posted at 2/8/2013 6:20 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Ainge isn't going to do anything I don't think.
Only exceptions would be:
- if he gets a great player offer he just can't refuse for the future (highly unlikely)
- if he can find a big without giving up much
As for this:
"We need a big and make a run for the title"
Maybe - but, two things:
- we no longer have the assets to get a good big. There's no longer depth at the guard position to trade.
- we may not need a big. I mean, can you tell me the team in the NBA postseason we should be worried about matching up with in the middle? The Lakers are not going to be a concern, OKC doesn't have a dominant big, Miami doesn't either. Brooke Lopez of the Nets might be the closest, and the Nets are hardly a sure thing.
So yeah, a really good big would be nice but we have no way to get one without giving up a key piece. I don't think Ainge will mess with this chemistry.
But I could see Ainge finding a way to deal for a so-so big that can give some fouls and block a couple shots.
Even a Drew Gooden would be an upgrade over Bass.
Celts can offer Bass and a 1st round pick. Remember the Celts 1st round pick this season is in the teens. It has significant value.
If I were DA I would be calling Milicic every day, asking him if he is ready to come back and be a part of a playoff run! He is the best available option, and his salary is already on our books!