Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    Love would just resign and extend without a second thought after we pretty much give up the farm for him? Oh, but we can convince him that it will get better since Durant is coming?  Other teams will have no say and better package or situation to offer to any of these players?  At this point, Rondo could be in his mind ready to bolt when his time comes with all the negativity against him.  I guess it is possible, easier said than done but doesn't hurt to try and see if they bite.

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    Incredible wishful thinking.

     
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    Rofl2

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    In response to Number6Fan's comment:

     

    Incredible wishful thinking.

     




    Yeah...I think someone's been to Denver recently... :)

     

    And to be honest, Simmons is a great guy, a knop

    wledgable guy with contacts, but he's also a Celtics fan, a huge one...so take it with a few very large grains of sand

     
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    In response to scubber's comment:

    Love would just resign and extend without a second thought after we pretty much give up the farm for him? Oh, but we can convince him that it will get better since Durant is coming?  Other teams will have no say and better package or situation to offer to any of these players?  At this point, Rondo could be in his mind ready to bolt when his time comes with all the negativity against him.  I guess it is possible, easier said than done but doesn't hurt to try and see if they bite.




    Obviously you don't know much about the state of the league and where Love would agree to go as there are only a handful of locations (Boston one of them) that he'd sign long-term and and none of the other teams can offer what we can.

    Love wouldn't just be sold on Durant coming, he'd have a playoff team around him as early as next year, somthing he never had in Minny. The C's would still have enough draft picks and cap space to build a title contender around Rondo and Love if Durant stayed in OKC.




    Oh, I am sorry, I thought we are just speculating here and obviously I don't know and am talking to someone who knows.  That settles it then, Love and Durant are coming.

     
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    No need to be so rude.  I am just raising the point that it is going to be difficult to convince him to resign/extend, doesn't matter before or after the actual trade.  What ever we have does not diminish the fact that we would be one of the worst team in the league this year.  Rondo and picks do not excite anyone except us Celtics homers.  Dumb?  What ever but why pick on my little point, look at what all the posters think of your somewhat optimistic idea.

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    In response to rameakap's comment:

    In response to scubber's comment:

    No need to be so rude.  I am just raising the point that it is going to be difficult to convince him to resign/extend, doesn't matter before or after the actual trade.  What ever we have does not diminish the fact that we would be one of the worst team in the league this year.  Rondo and picks do not excite anyone except us Celtics homers.  Dumb?  What ever but why pick on my little point, look at what all the posters think of your somewhat optimistic idea.




    If the Celtics trade for him.... and he doesn't want to sign an extension... then he doesn't come to Boston. The trade is null and void and we have Sully a top 10 pick and keep our treasure chest of picks for the future. It is that simple.

    Being rude is your initial response, dripping in sarcasm and acting like we're trading the farm for a rental player, which would never happen.

    Plus there would be plenty of the farm leftover if we made the trade and Love signed an extension. Avery, Olynyk, a 2015 first, a 2016 first, the chances two swap with the Nets in '17, our own pick and the Nets in 2018, etc.



    My point exactly.

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    Now you are putting words in my mouth.  Anything is possible, I even said that, but it is very unlikely.  You realized at least that, right?

     
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    In response to Fiercy's comment:

    Careful, scubber, if you've heard of the saying "killing me softly", rame will kill you with short stories.

    HAHAHA




    I think he is picking a fight just to kill time.  Let's try to pick a little subtext and twist it around so we can attack each other.

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    hmmmm...unless Rame is Bill Simmons. I think you guys are arguing with the wrong guy here.

     

    is LOVE coming ot the Celtics for sure...well no.

     

    cam the Celtics but an offer out there that can trump most others teams....well YEAH.

     

    just depends on what Ainge thinks of the 25 YO 6-8 power forward.

     

    Myself.....I would offer Sully, Bogans (non guaranteed) 5-7 pick this this year, Clips next year AND a future first rounder for him. even with his height disability.

     

    we all know Ainge will NOT keep all 10 of the frist rounders he has in the next 5 years.

     

    IF Ainge gets Love though, IMO it is to pair with Rondo as the two Star players.

     

    Puts Green back  to his bext role as Third banana.

     

    only need to find a defensive center some where...whats Russell doing now, he's only 80!

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    In response to kdp59's comment:

    hmmmm...unless Rame is Bill Simmons. I think you guys are arguing with the wrong guy here.

     

    is LOVE coming ot the Celtics for sure...well no.

     

    cam the Celtics but an offer out there that can trump most others teams....well YEAH.

     

    just depends on what Ainge thinks of the 25 YO 6-8 power forward.

     

    Myself.....I would offer Sully, Bogans (non guaranteed) 5-7 pick this this year, Clips next year AND a future first rounder for him. even with his height disability.

     

    we all know Ainge will NOT keep all 10 of the frist rounders he has in the next 5 years.

     

    IF Ainge gets Love though, IMO it is to pair with Rondo as the two Star players.

     

    Puts Green back  to his bext role as Third banana.

     

    only need to find a defensive center some where...whats Russell doing now, he's only 80!



    IMO, what we have to offer as a package matters very little.  Where Love wants to go trumps just about everything just like when we got KG.  We will have Rondo (maybe) and a bunch of picks this summer but we will still be basically a bottom dweller in the league, does that float Love boat?  We won't have anything equivalent or closed to Paul Pierce and Ray Allen on the team.  So yeah, I have a problem with Simmons logic here.


    Two three years later after we draft a few decent players, then we might be able to make such move.  It took Ainge 5 years to be able to do that deal with KG if we kind of forget what actually happened.

     
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    Re: Ainge's long-term plan = Love and Durant?

    This can work, but the thing is - Ainge certainly has to have more than one plan. Because he hasn't signed Rondo. 

    This plan doesn't work if Rondo signs a max contract, he's not a max contract player. If he signs a hometown discount, and Ainge can get Rondo fairly affordably, then the rest falls into place. 

    But I don't think Ainge will risk losing Rondo for nothing so I would expect a Rondo trade this summer if he can't easily sign him.

     
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