DoubleHappiness wrote:I have said this before. Trading out of 30 was a no brainer because we have so many young guys. Rather take two equal swings on non-guaranteed contracts down the line or package it with something else. People getting bent out of shape over 30 are massively overvaluing that pick.
it was stupid. It means Danny Ainge is a horrible evaluator of talent. Think about that for a second. He looked at Robert Woodard, Tyler Bey, Cassius Stanley, Tyrell Terry, Theo Maledon, Daniel Oturu, Vernon Carey, Desmond Bane, Paul Reed and Tre Jones and thought..."nah...we're set with Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams, Romeo Langford, and Semi Ojeleye" This isn't an isolated instance either. Danny has been doing this for 17 years. It's time for a change. Anyone that bad at evaluating talent has no business being in charge of acquiring players for your team. Anyone defending it is as bad at evaluating talent as Danny. Sadly that constitutes 95% of this board. People are laughably more upset that we took Pritchard than us passing on all of the above players. It's actually kind of pathetic. How he has so many apologists is beyond me. It really is remarkable.
2003: Troy Bell (16) and Dahntay Jones (20) were traded to Memphis for Marcus Banks (13) and Kendrick Perkins (27)
2004: Al Jefferson (15), Delonte West (24), Tony Allen (25)
2005: Gerald Green (18)
2006: Randy Foye (7, traded to Portland), Rajon Rondo (21, acquired from Phoenix)
2007: Jeff Green (5, traded to Seattle but returned in 2011)
2008: J.R. Giddens (30)
2010: Avery Bradley (19)
2011: Marshon Brooks (25) was traded for JaJuan Johnson (27)
2012: Jared Sullinger (21), Fab Melo (22)
2013: Lucas Nogueira (16, traded for Kelly Olynyk)
2014: Marcus Smart (6), James Young (17)
2015: Terry Rozier (16), R.J. Hunter (28)
2016: Jaylen Brown (3), Guerschon Yabusele (16), Ante Zizic (23, traded to Cleveland)
2017: Jayson Tatum (3)
2018: Robert Williams (27)
2019: Romeo Langford(14) Matisse Thybulle (20 traded to Philly) Grant Williams ( 22)
2020: Aaron Nesmith (14) Payton Pritchard ( 26)
Now compare that to all the other gms Danny is the 3rd best and it's not even close. Stop with nonsense every gm has misses. If you don't like the Celtics why are you here man ?
We always talk about there’s A-to-Z… really, there’s A-to-G or -E,’” Ainge told Celtics.com of a team’s typical offseason agenda. “This year, there’s definitely A-to-Z.” : danny ainge