Re: Where's Melo?
posted at 3/30/2013 4:13 PM EDT
In response to Gasthoerer's comment:
too early to know this year, Like I said. But we can see Ainge hasn;t exactly been great come draft day in the past.
In response to kdp59's comment:
One thing for sure, IF melo is a washout like Johnson...........the debate about who good a GM Ainge is needs to be re thunk!
Why? Which player in this draft has Ainge missed on? If you draft out of the top ten, most players are misses anyway. If Sully works out, Danny has done a good job already in this year.
25. M. Brooks was the pick , then AInge traded him for J. Johnson who is now looking for ajob somewhere besides the NBA.
other better picks :
28. N. Cole
30 J. Buler
33. K. Singler
38. C. Parsons
19. A. Bradley
good pick by Ainge
30. JR Giddens
21. N. Pekovic
34. M. Chalmers
35. D. Jordan
Pick Traded for R. Allen
pick traded for R. Rondo
7. R. Foye
Foye was then traded with Lafrentz and Dickau (a couple of great Ainge pickups there also) for S. Telfair and T. Ratliff...all you can say about that is WOW!!
other possible picks besides Foye (if AINGE would have kept the pick)
8. R. Gay
11. JJ Redick
13. T. Sefolosha
18. G. Green
other better picks
almost anyone picked in the first round AFTER Green
15. Al Jefferson
24. D. West
25. T. .Allen
All solid picks by Ainge, though he did Miss onK. Martin one pick later at #26.
with 8 first round picks between 2004-2011...ainge was solid on 4 at best and three of those were his first draft in 2004.
While Ainge has made some good trades as GM, his drafting ability has proven to be mediocre, IMO.
and lets not talk about his free agent moves.....oy!!!