Tai wrote: _qubik wrote:
Maybe Ainge will make Tatum and Brown all time greats, because they ain't getting help anytime soon
So, they will need to be enought to win. Don't even start typing that Kemba is a great third star and all.
Ainge has missed a lot of opportunities to build a freaking super team in the molds of the KD version of GSW, they had young guys on rookie deals with a lot of talent and even playoff experience, assets and salaries to make big trades. They are good, I dont like the Celtics, dont want them to suceed, but I give them credit, they are good now, but if they had a better GM they could even better now, and for the future too.
On the bolded:
>Literally all-star game last season, supposed to come back in a week at worst
>"Don't even start typing about him"
I dunno, maybe wait and see how he looks once back before writing him off?
And FWIW, I the only player I really wished Danny got and didn't was Paul George, cause he wanted to stay in Boston (supposedly anyway). That said, a "better" GM would have done what? Traded for a guy like Kawhi and AD who had adamantly said they wanted to go to LA and... wait for it....ended up going to LA? Even Paul George after a detour in OKC ended up in LA. And we're out said star AND Brown or Tatum (along with whatever else we gave up)?
I will say, the TPE will be interesting. That's where I'd see fair criticism if Danny doesn't handle that right. But trading for guys who didn't want to be here, especially someone radioactive like Harden? Yeaa I'm good.
Kemba is a small guard, he was decent last season, but man, they can do better with 30m per year. I believe he can return playing to his normal after the injuries, but he is exploitable and I wouldnt like Brown or Tatum losing touches for Kemba. I agree with your takes, its a safe approach, Danny didint give up his young guys and they are already stars, but are they enough to win a title ? Kawhi bolted, but Toronto won. The thing is, with the guys development maybe the you guys dont need another star, dont need to give one of them to have some disgruntled guy. But the roster needs improvement, a good center and some bench pieces, or another starter to move Smart back to the bench. You have Kemba as an asset, picks, some young guys and a huge trade exception. Organic improvement wont cut the talent gap while other teams keep pilling up stars. The safe approach is ok, a lot of teams are turning into real contenders doing this, Celtics, Denver, Sixers, teams that were built through the draft, but even without dealing the stars sometime you need to make riskier moves to upgrade the roster. The Sixers upgraded and retooled nicely even with some head scratching signings past years, now they have cohesive talent without delaing their guys. Ainge can make it happen too if he wants. Otherwise we can see one of Brown and Tatum wanting out for a better situation