Let's grade Danny

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    Ainge gets an A

    He flipped RA's $10M into Terry and Lee ($5M apiece)

    He resigns KG and Bass

    He kept the entire draft and didn't trade a pick (Sully, Melo, KJoe)

    Here's where it gets real tricky and I don't understand how he did it. How did he get Green for $10M??

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : I don't think Danny should get fired..But this wasn't the plan. We get almost the same team that failed to rebound almost every night last season. With the difference that we don't have anymore our best shotblocker (Stiemsma). We are going to cross our fingers and pray that Jared Sullinger is going to be the next Karl Malone!!
    Posted by franquazi[/QUOTE]

    Are you talking about the same team that took Miami to 7 in the ECF?

    Except now we have a healthy Bradley, Sullinger, Green, Terry Wilcox and Lee?


     
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    Danny gets an A for sure.  Everyone wanted him to blow this team up and start from scratch, but this was a terrible year for free agents, so all that cap room would have gone to waste.  Keeping KG was a must....all 3 picks in the draft will fill roles....Terry and Lee are very solid pickups to help replace Allen....And this will be the first real chance for Jeff Green to show what he can do for the Celtics.  Bottom line is that the Celtics got younger and stayed viable all at the same time, which is not easy to do in the NBA.  They have another 2-3 year window in which they will be very competitive...at that point they will again have the chance for some big cap space and make that big FA splash everyone is hoping for.
     
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    Those that wanted a rebounder, who do you think we were going to get Dennis Rodman??

    Unless you get a guy like Reggie Evans who is a liability on offense it's not worth getting some who just gets rebounds. Our collection of bigs should be able to rebound.

    Remember this team doesn't put a premium on offensive rebounds, they are more concerned with getting back on defense.
     
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    It isn't just length that rebounds.  It is having a nose for the ball, a want and determination.  It is just as important if not more (rebounding), positioning and blocking out.  That is why you get people like a Love, Jefferson and David Lee or players of the past like Dennis Rodman pulling down boards.  They aren't the tallest on the court but they want it more and do the intangibles to get the ball.

    Rondo, for instance, isn't the tallest but he wants that ball in his hands.  The sooner he has it, the quicker he can make a play up court. So he goes after boards.

    Garnett's rebounds average has gone down in recent years.  Some say from getting older but that is just part of it.  The NBA is packed with power forwards that can score and KG was always guarding shorter PF's that had offense in mind.  That took him away from the basket to defend.  With his move to center, his average rebounds per game went up.  There aren't a lot of offensive minded C in the game today and KG will pull more boards.

    This group has a mix of players that have a nose for the ball.  You look at Wilcox for instance.  His last 10 healthy games before they shut him down.  He was getting into a rhythm and his stats showed he could foot the bill at back up PF/C and rebound.  Sullinger, though not proven at the NBA level, has a nose for the ball, (a want!) and if his play transfers from college to the NBA, he will be an above average rebounder in the NBA.

    If it were just size that rebounds. The likes of Hibbert, Howard and Bynum, who are at or close to the top of the rebounding charts would run away from everyone else in this category statistic but they don't.

    Team rebounding will be up this year for the Celtics and any statistic up is a move in the right direction for a team one win away from an NBA finals appearance.
     
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    [QUOTE]F. No rebounding = No championship. If Ainge would have addressed the rebounding he would get a passing grade.
    Posted by Mchampion[/QUOTE]

    So he needs a championship to get a passing grade as a GM?



     
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    F-

    He is definitely NO Mitch Kupchak.
     
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    In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : I don't think Danny should get fired..But this wasn't the plan. We get almost the same team that failed to rebound almost every night last season. With the difference that we don't have anymore our best shotblocker (Stiemsma). We are going to cross our fingers and pray that Jared Sullinger is going to be the next Karl Malone!!
    Posted by franquazi[/QUOTE]

    And with the weakness you mentioned,the celtics took the super team,miami to seven games, and gave them  a fight to the last 3 min of game 7.I believe the celtics will be a better team this year.Go celtics. Cheers
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : And with the weakness you mentioned,the celtics took the super team,miami to seven games, and gave them  a fight to the last 3 min of game 7.I believe the celtics will be a better team this year.Go celtics. Cheers
    Posted by debrit[/QUOTE]

    Miami is no super team. They are just like the Dallas Mavericks of 2011 and the Boston Celtics of 2008 - - - - - - ONE hit wonders. Laughing
     
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    Continue to shoot a high percentage from the field
    Continue to play stellar D
    Limit offensive rebounds
    Use our depth every game


    And we will be fine.  I think second chance points were our biggest flaw, and have been since 2010.  That should be priority #1
     
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    [QUOTE]F- He is definitely NO Mitch Kupchak.
    Posted by BynumizaHERO[/QUOTE]

    Your squad is old, old, old.

    When are the Lakers going to groom some young talent? YOu can't ride Kobe forever.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Your squad is old, old, old. When are the Lakers going to groom some young talent? YOu can't ride Kobe forever.
    Posted by BirdLewsBias[/QUOTE]

    Groom young talent?  Why should they, when they can just sign the best free agents available?  Tell me the last time a team won a title by grooming young talent. To be successful in the NBA, you have to be attractive and there is no team more attractive than the Los Angeles Lakers. Cool
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Groom young talent?  Why should they, when they can just sign the best free agents available?  Tell me the last time a team won a title by grooming young talent. To be successful in the NBA, you have to be attractive and there is no team more attractive than the Los Angeles Lakers.
    Posted by BynumizaHERO[/QUOTE]


    What Free Agent did they SIGN, genius???  This should be good!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : What Free Agent did they SIGN, genius???  This should be good!!
    Posted by hedleylamarr[/QUOTE]

    Shaq was HUGE free agent when the Lakers got him.  Thanks for allowing me to once again put you in your place. 

    Jamison was also a great pick up. Did you know that he averaged more points than James Harden last year? Laughing
     
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    In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Groom young talent?  Why should they, when they can just sign the best free agents available?  Tell me the last time a team won a title by grooming young talent. To be successful in the NBA, you have to be attractive and there is no team more attractive than the Los Angeles Lakers.
    Posted by BynumizaHERO[/QUOTE]

    SHAQ - are you kidding me?? You meant this past year and you know it!!  Jamison??  The guy you think is better than Harden??  What a clown!!

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : SHAQ - are you kidding me?? You meant this past year and you know it!!  Jamison??  The guy you think is better than Harden??  What a clown!!
    Posted by hedleylamarr[/QUOTE]

    I was giving an honest answer to your question. Once again, you got served, kid.

    Cool
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : I was giving an honest answer to your question. Once again, you got served, kid.
    Posted by BynumizaHERO[/QUOTE]

    LIAR!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : LIAR!!
    Posted by hedleylamarr[/QUOTE]

    Your question, and I quote - "What Free Agent did they SIGN, genius???" 

    My response, and I quote - "Shaq"

    I win again! It is just too easy... Cool 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Your question, and I quote - "What Free Agent did they SIGN, genius???"  My response, and I quote - "Shaq" I win again! It is just too easy...  
    Posted by BynumizaHERO[/QUOTE]

    Oh no, YOU said "why rebuild when the lakers can just sign the best available free agents."    That was in reference to THIS year, summer of 2012.

    What BIG name Free Agents did they sign in summer of 2012?  And remember, you cannot BS me!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Oh no, YOU said "why rebuild when the lakers can just sign the best available free agents."    That was in reference to THIS year, summer of 2012. What BIG name Free Agents did they sign in summer of 2012?  And remember, you cannot BS me!!
    Posted by hedleylamarr[/QUOTE]

    I never said anything about the summer of 2012. It is a known fact that the Lakers do not build their teams through the draft. It is also a known fact that the majority of teams that do try this are unsuccessful, with the exception of the Spurs and the Thunder.
     
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    To win a championship, it's always a mix of trades, draft and free agency.  No one avenue will win you a championship.  Memories are fond to look back on but what keeps a fan going is the promise of the future.  I like how our future looks.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Are you talking about the same team that took Miami to 7 in the ECF? Except now we have a healthy Bradley, Sullinger, Green, Terry Wilcox and Lee?
    Posted by snakeoil123[/QUOTE]

    Oh yes!! the same that needed 7 games to just pass Philly and Atl and were lucky to not play Chicago because Rose got injured and Noah..We were just lucky!!
     
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    [QUOTE]Those that wanted a rebounder, who do you think we were going to get Dennis Rodman?? Unless you get a guy like Reggie Evans who is a liability on offense it's not worth getting some who just gets rebounds. Our collection of bigs should be able to rebound. Remember this team doesn't put a premium on offensive rebounds, they are more concerned with getting back on defense.
    Posted by BirdLewsBias[/QUOTE]

    What about shotblocking ability?? Miami has James, Wade, Bosh and Anthony. LA has Bynum and Gasol. Okl has Ibaka, Perkins and Durant and Boston got Melo and Collins?? Next time try more to impress me Bias..
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let's grade Danny : Let's archive this post so that we can revisit this subject in 3 months.
    Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]

    Fierces I know you get personal with me because you don't know how to proceed against my posts..Let me just tell you that you are more than welcome to archive this and any of my posts. This upcoming celtic team will be very competitive..But again we're relying too much on Garnett and Sullinger. We will need Rondo to be an offensive option most of the time. We need to alive Pierce and KG on both ends of the court. Go celts!!
     
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