Re: Celtics circling the wagons!
posted at 2/21/2013 6:17 PM EST
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GM Danny Ainge = Red Aurebach (Offseason) + Elgin Baylor (In-season)
I wouldn't go that far on the offseason/Auerbach thing. Ainge has made one summer a good summer, and if you look at his draft record, he's not so good. The Baylor analogy is unfortunately apt and sadly funny.
yeah cuz Perk (28) Big Al (15) Tony Allen (24) Rondo (22) Avery (19) and Sully (21) were all such terrible picks at the spots we got them.... yawn
He is one of the better drafters in the game... missed getting Danny Granger by 1 pick in '05 so he was stuck with the bust Gerald Green... would have taken Rudy Gay in '06 if he wasn't setting team up cap wise to get KG and then blew Giddens over DeAndre Jordan (b/c he wasn't paying Posey, already had Perk and felt he needed wing D)
overall DA is much better than average in the draft.
That is a new one for explaining that bungle by Ainge. I am surprised that he even knew that he was going to go for KG a year later. I do think Ainge is not bad, but since his second draft to get Big Al and Tony Allen and before Sullinger, Ainge tried these for first round, Gerald Green, traded lottery pick for Telfair, Giddens who in all other mock drafts are late second round, Avery Bradley (very good pick), JJ instead of Marshon Brooks who had actually picked, then Fab Melo along with the Sullinger. The trade for Ray was a good one too, but overall a very so so record.
Overall he has hit more than missed and gotten some steals later on in Al, Rondo and Avery who would have gone top 5 if those drafts were done again.
You don't remember Danny saying he'd have taken Gay in the '06 draft b/c he was worried about Roy's knees? But b/c Gay was so redundant with Pierce (who he almost traded twice in the previous year) he decided to swap the Raef for Ratliff contracts, thus giving them the ability to trade a big expiring for a vet to put with Pierce 1 year later.
The Wolves were not taking Raef's deal for KG and paying him 26 million over Theo 13, so no '08 title w/o that draft trade. Danny may not have known it was KG he would get, but it was going to someone Pierce's age, woulda been Pau Gasol or Marion or someone like that instead.