Re: There is no denying it-"The Trade" was a mistake
posted at 4/30/2011 1:00 AM EDT
In Response to There is no denying it-"The Trade" was a mistake
While the season is far from over and I could still be proven wrong I would have to say that given the lack of playing time and productivity, Jeff Green is a bust. Boston would have been better off keeping Perkins and be able to throw wave after wave of big men at people. That entire day was a horrible turning point for Boston as Ainge also gave (GAVE AWAY?!!) away a promising young center in Semih Erden. Now we are all hoping that Shaq can come in and play at least 12 minutes a game! I was concerned about Boston's lack of offensive firepower so I gave Ainge's decisions the benefit of the doubt but when you look at the pt of the players that he traded for it's obvious that he made a huge mistake. Krstic and Green both appear to be in Doc's "Sh*t list". If y'all think of the pt that Perkins and Robinson would have contributed compared to the pt that Boston is getting from Green and Krstic, there is no doubt that Boston was weakened as a result of this move and is having to rely more on the starters. But that's not all.. Murphy? -What has he played in the playoffs, 2 minutes? Krstic is unproductive. Erden contributed way more than Murphy and Krstic. Erden, while injured, played with heart. Wafer?-Wafer was fairly productive but for some reason isn't being used. Pavlovic?-has he touched the floor at all during the playoffs? Boston sure could use Wafer and Pavlovic now that the Eastern Conference has gotten smaller with the absence of Dwight Howard. Given that Boston already had Wafer and West and was expected to pick up Pavlovic the need for Green just wasn't there. Just like the trade for Nate Robinson, Danny Ainge made a panic move that weakened the Celtics. While I still like Boston's chances at winning #18, I am sure that a bunch of people will go "Ape Sh*t" if they don't because Boston clearly had the best team in the NBA prior to "The Trade".
Posted by guyfromtex
Hey, Tex, I feel ya, Man.
I accepted the trade, what can you do, but I can't say I was thrilled about it. I too believe that there was an element of panic involved.
I'm wondering if Nate would have come out of the slump he was in. Perk, he of the stone hands, the frustrating offense, his intangibles are off the chart.
I confess I don't generally like trades very much unless it's for a blockbuster bonus like KG or Ray.
If it ain't broke,don't fix it . . . it looked broke to Danny . . he kept hearing all the folks on BDC calling for a "must-have back-up for Paul" -- how did that work out, Mr. Green, you of the passive, tentative nature and poor ball handling skills.
But we have the team we have now, and I too like our chances.
But, Man, I really, really liked Nate & Perk.