Re: We are dead in the water
posted at 6/27/2014 4:42 PM EDT
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Dead in the water - total drama queen mentality.
We weren't competing in the eastern conference no matter what.
Ainge didn't "go safe" in the draft - he took the best players available at his position.
If Embid was there, he would have taken him, which is hardly a "safe" pick.
Bottom line free agents don't want to sign in Boston and yeah, we might go back to the lottery again. Doesn't mean we are "dead" in the water.
Oh, and Kris Humphries was not that great. C'mon man.
Asik isn't very good either. Nor would trading one of our few assets for him help us.
Green might be traded, so he might not be here.
Only thing you wrote I agree with is:
" I just do not think Danny had the options he thought we might have, and went with build through the draft"
That's true, but failed to notice every team looking to make big trades from picks is in the same boat. Notice Kevin Love did not get traded - to anyone.
Thanks for some reason.
Wojo at Yahoo predicted Love would not be traded at the draft. Ainge is doing what he sees as the best he can with what he has as assets and how he can allocate them.
If Love could not have been had with what they have it's NOT Ainge's fault. Still could happen at some point.
I would have loved Embiid even as a risk. This was not to be, nor was Sarec, both drafted ahead of them. Not sure what warts Vonleh has on him, but the insiders seem to think Smart was a great choice, and Young had the best upside of anyone available at 17. Seems to me Danny swung away.