In response to rameakap's comment:
In response to JamezHill's comment:
You cant tank with a Rondo, Green, Sullinger on your team. These guys are too good. Sullinger and Green are going to open a lot of eyes this season.
Last years team was a mediocre 35 win club that was the Bass/Lee for Asik trade away from maybe taking the Atlantic from Toronto. Had the offer to the Rockets been Bass, Crawford, Bogans, Faverani and the Clippers 1st rd pick in 2015, for Asik and Lin, instead of Lee's 2 years left, perhaps the Rockets would have bitten.
C- Asik, Olynyk
PF - Sully, Hump
SF - Green, Wallace (still needed surgery/replacement)
SG - Bradley, Lee
PG - Rondo, Lin
Obviously it was not better for this teams future to be a 1st/2nd rd 40-45 win team. Danny made the Lee for Bayless swap, trading a glue guy meant to be on a winner for a gunner with bad D and +/- PER #'s who is always on losers. Then Faverani and Wallace, the tough guys, both got hurt.
There was a mandate to tank the last 50 games or so last season. It was 'play hard but lose in the end'.
Is that going to be the case this year?
Confirms what some of us said last season.
Now you understand why some of us never believed the Celts would win 30 games last season.
A lot of us knew Ainge would be tanking.