Re: IN-DEPTH LOOK AT DANNY AINGEâS REMARKABLE CELTICS TRACK RECORD ON PERSONNEL DECISIONS!
posted at 1/19/2014 6:40 PM EST
In response to DaCeltics' comment:
The only really dissappointing Ainge decisions for me are:
1. Not drafting DeAndre Jordan when we only had Perk even though I begged him to on this page(must not read the Globe sports page)
2. Going after Sheed instead of Artest ( like I begged for years here) then watching Artest put the dagger in us for our last run for the ring.(Artest was the best Pierce killer and I wanted him on our side)
3. I think we got bad Karma for dumping Leon Powe the way we did. We didnt have to break the bank to keep him.
4. We should have kept Perk and Nate Robinson. Especially seeing how they have helped the teams they moved to. (Nate in Chicago and Perk helping OKC to their 1st NBA finals)
5.Trading Ray so many times and ticking him off, accelerating our decline.
6. Drafting Fab Melo over any other useful big (I liked Festus Ezeli but Miles Plumlee appears to be better)
But I don't have all the info he did so maybe he had good reason to kick Ray out and not sign Powe to at least 1 year.
But no excuse for the bad draft picks to me. I told him here who looked like a player!!!! (Like Phil Pressey last summer)
I'm not always right, but I'm NEVER WRONG! HA HA HA HA
3. leon powe- was all done after his third knee injury- but did not need to be thrown out like yesterday's newspaper
4. dumping robinson on OKC- they did NOT want him, was another example of danny not managing doc rivers. robinson did good work for us and provided needed spark off the bench, quickness and some decent outside shooting. but rivers hated him. so he was packaged up and sent away.
in the same way that the glen davis trade was a reflection of doc rivers' personal issues with a player that should not have overshadowed the value we were getting vs. what we were giving.
now take that same lense and apply it to sheed- doc thought sheed could do no wrong. only problem was that sheed PERSONALLY evaporated all of our leads when he was brought in as sixth man through his lazy out of shape play and poor attitude / lack of hustle. the vets had to sit and watch their good work evaporate because rivers would not demand that sheed get into shape before clocking substantial minutes