playa-hater wrote:This message board has way more Boston Fans in one place that I know. But having said that is there anyone that can actually convinced me that Danny ainge knows what hes doing when it comes to drafting? I personally feel so sick at the moment and I don't even hate Danny. but I just can't defend him his logic and draft picks and is constantly picking small guards any more. I think he blew this draft just like I thought he blew last year and the year before period sorry to be a hater on my name is play a hater, should change it to Danny hater
calling nesmith and pritchard "small guards" really missed the point of those picks completely.
did you see what tyler herro did to us last year? and did you see how, when miami went to a zone, we got totally flummoxed and got steamrolled in the 4th? well, other teams saw it too. until we fix that, it's going to come back at us again and again. and you know what works best against zones?
nesmith and pritchard are the two best zone-busters in this draft. they are elite shooters. outside of tatum, we have nobody else on this team that really even comes close to qualifying as an elite shooter. nobody.
i don't know where i saw this, but our team is one of the best in the L at getting open shots. that's a testament to brad's ball movement offense. unfortunately, they are also well below average in shooting % on open shots. that's why we need shooters, badly. honestly, even more than we need a big, with theis being surprisingly competent and timelord coming on.
so that's ainge's thinking here. it makes perfect sense. this is why the consensus is that nesmith was a great pick. pritchard, we'll see, he has less physical gifts. but he was also a 26th pick, so you take what you can get. hell even yam is a good shooter, even though we probably won't see him for a couple of years.