hugepatsfan wrote:Prokorov wrote:BK_2020 wrote:Yeah Horford and Hayward leaving is because they didn't want to play for a coach who wasn't a former NBA player, not because they got offered huge 4 year deals.
I think you are over simplifying a complex situation. Do those guys even consider leaving if they are happy? Outisde of KD none are in better situations from a winning standpoint right now. And they got longer term deals but opted out of huge salaries and didnt seem to even talk ot boston about matching a big deal. it seemed that their priority was to leave. im sure money played a factor, but most good teams in major cities dont see 4 guys opt out/leave like that
I don't think what you're saying is accurate on Horford. When he opted out and all the reports were that he was negotiating an extension with Boston... until reports that a mystery team had a 4 year offer for $100M waiting and Boston wouldn't match.
Hayward you have a point, but he's said flat out that he wanted to go to CHA because he wanted to get back to the ball in his hands more. Like he's literally talked about it openly. Should BOS have promised him the ball more over Tatum/Brown? IDK what they could have done there.
Kyrie's situation... if he was a FA a year earlier he'd have re-signed in BOS. It was a terrible dynamic of him wanting to come back as a leader despite the immense success of the team without him a year prior, Hayward being back in name but not play and trying to work through that, all while Brown/Tatum were trying to continue their ascension. It was a bad dynamic that turned Kyrie sour on the team. And that was fair but Brown/Tatum have definitely fixed their career trajectories I'd say.
None of the circumstances of these guys leaving is anything troubling to me organization wise.
i think with heyward again, thats coaching/communication. if it is a philisophical difference then you tell ainge and you trade him isntead of watching a valuable guy walk for nothing.
Morris is another guy who bounced.
too many guys where unhappy with their roles or unclear with their roles. Ainge needs to solve for that and if he cant he needs to work with ainge to shuffle that deck. not just ignore it and watch those guys leave for next to nothing. The only guy they did actually trade was the only young guy who actually fit the tatum/brown timeline
again, pick a line and accelarate.