big-shot-ROB wrote:Go back and check all the picks between 30-40 since the 2010 Draft. You'll see how many good players we missed by not drafting at #30 (head up: irony). As a matter fact, go check all the picks since 2010 in the 20-30 range.
I'm looking at it now:
In 2010 we took AB at #18. I don't think there is a single player later in the draft that had a better career.
In 2011 we took JJJ over Jimmy Butler. Okay, that's a miss.
In 2012 we took Fab and Sullinger. We missed on Draymond, but there wasn't much else, unless you think Festus Ezeli would have been a difference maker.
In 2013 we took Kelly over Giannis
In 2015 we took Rozier over Harell/Holmes
In 2016 we took Jaylen, who's arguably the best player.
In 2017 we took Tatum. Ainge absolutely nailed this and it was by far the most important pick.
For the last couple of years, the only guy you could really say we missed on was Clarke, and I thought that was an obvious pick, but I think Grant has a chance at having a similar impact in terms of Wins and Losses.
"Danny Ainge needs to shut the **** up and manage his own team. He was the biggest whiner when he was playing, and I know that because I coached against him."