Phreak50 wrote:Ainge has made a number of mistakes, being greedy and missing out on trades.
Keeping Tatum and Brown is not one of them.
And hell, I'd decline a Kemba for Harden swap at this stage. Who in their right mind wants a locker room and off court cancer in their squad?
Just a bit of a contradictory statement at this point, through no fault of your own or anything to be honest. The Celtics have been rumored in a ton of trades over the years, so it is easy to make that assumption with your first point; however, if in the end keeping Tatum and Brown was the smart thing to do, then the first point about being greedy is no longer true. Most of the rumored trades over the last 3-4 years were about trading one or both of the 2016 and 2017 BKN picks which eventually turned into Brown and Tatum. Then when actually drafted there were a ton of rumors about trading one or both of those players for ready to win now stars, which would had been a huge mistake in retrospect.
In the end, Ainge has continuously been proven right.
At this point, my issue with him will be if they do not use the TPE for some actual, useful veteran players. Then I'll be mad.
Vae Victus wrote:Ainge's real screwup isn't desperately holding to Brown/Tatum for a superstar trade. It's in not trading their peripheral pieces + "war chest of picks" for a 3rd and 4th star.
This was never a thing, though. Almost every rumored traded the Celtics were involved in for a 3rd star or any star really involved one or both of Tatum/Brown. Then we had to deal with people on this forum telling us that the Celtics were greedy for not wanting to trade them.