yosemiteben wrote:Doing nothing is not a strategy.
If our plan was do nothing and ride out three seasons, not trading Kemba for whatever value he could've been had for was monumentally stupid.
You've got to remember basketball is a business and we were trying to make the playoffs the last two seasons and continue to sell tickets.
If there wasnt a great offer on the table then perhaps he wasn't the one making the call.
I mean i get it, i would have traded him when he had 1.5 seasons left on his contract. That was the right time... but realistically we probably missed out on the next Cam Reddish.. not the next Ja Morant...
I think we all agree resigning Kemba to a super max when its nearly impossible for him to even live up to the contract the Celtics just inked him to would have been the dumbest of all the options.
I love kemba. Love him... but he's already peaked and he's an undersized PG on bad knees with a ton of mileage who seemingly hit the wall last year... he's cratering defensively and he's starting to sag offensively....
In all likelihood Rozier will be the superior player in Year 3 of these contracts and the Celtics will be desperately trying to get from out under his deal while we have a talented, movable asset on an expiring deal...
It didnt play out the way i wanted to either but at least we got to watch decent basketball the last 1.5 years and explore our options along the way.
I mean the Spurs got nothing for Kawhi Leonard, the Thunder got nothing for James Harden, the Knicks got nothing for Kristaps Porzingus... we arent the first team to get nothing for an asset. Sometimes it happens.
The moves crippling us right now are the ones like passing on Beal, Kawhi, Giannis, and Draymond, etc over and over and over again in the draft. We never approached the draft with any sort of seriousness or analytics. We just winged it over and over again on random names and flawed finished products... jeff taylor...pj tucker... etc... the draft never mattered to us...for $65,000/year we could have hired a guy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel who could have done better.
Blowing up the team ten years ago and then subsequently Ignoring the draft altogether is the reason we are starting from Square 1. Not because we didnt trade Kemba Walkler for Cam Reddish.