Re: Celtics and Lakers headed in opposite directions
posted at 6/28/2013 4:10 PM EDT
LA has a huge advantage over Boston in attracking FA's. Besides if the Nets contend the next seasons our picks will be in the 20's, same with the Clippers pick. Wallace's contract is 30 million for the next 3 seasons. Does Ainge plan to rebuild around Rondo? He has shown many times he is not a building block.
Our future is murky. It could turn out good but there are a lot of ifs. Is there another GM out there who's willing to help Ainge out like with KG? So there's no need to be smug right now. We could be in for another 20 year drought or we could be contenders again in 5, nobody knows, including Ainge. Just keeping it real.
Keeping it real?
You think this is the end of the hunt for Ainge? The guy is just getting started, methinks.
He gets rid aging, rapidly depreciating assets by turning them over for young assets and that most valuable of all commodities, first round picks.
He got rid of a head coach who was overpaid and didn't want to be here, and in the process got another first rounder.
He sees what's on the horizon and wants to go there, and better yet, knows how to do it!
In the process, it's not like he traded out those aging assets for a bunch of stiffs. There's some good basketball talent there. Who's to say a change of scene won't benefit any one of them? Who's to say Ainge won't parlay some of this talent in to more futures, especially next February, as the trade deadline looms, and contending teams everywhere are looking for possible help?
Besides, the window for the Nets is very small. After that window closes, where do you think they'll end up?
No, Ainge is no dummy. He knows what he's doing, despite what his detractors here and elsewhere claim.
He knew what he was doing in bringing together the Second Coming of the Big Three, and he knows what he's doing now.
This is going to get a lot more interesting, trust me.