Bologna Smasher wrote:I think he tries too much to "get one over" on his trade partners. Seems like a lot of the GMS don't want to deal with him anymore.
Reminds me of a few years ago, there was an agreed upon trade with the Suns where Amare Stoudemire would've been traded to a mystery team. The GM of the receiving team didn't plan on keeping Amare, but thought they could flip him for a better package. The GM accidentally called the Suns GM and told them the plan and asked what they would be willing to offer for Stoudemire. So he basically called the team and told them he was ripping them off. The rumor at the time was that it was Ainge who agreed to trade Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo for him. I think the incident made a lot of other teams weary to trade with him. It's pretty funny, though.
that is funny, thanks for sharing that story.
Ainge reminds me of this guy who used to be in our Fantasy bball league. He would never, ever, make a trade unless you met his ridiculous demands. Even if you went far and above and gave him a great deal because you were desperate, he would then decide he wants even more, to try and exploit you even further.
Eventually nobody talked to him anymore and he never fixed the holes on his team.