Re: Darko admit's he left because of Doc
posted at 5/7/2013 8:37 AM EDT
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Doc never ever plays any of the rookies. The lone exception has been Sullinger. I don't know why the Celtics even bother with the draft anymore because unless you're someone special the end of the bench is where you'll be parked for the entire year. Why Danny selected Fab Melo is beyond me. Don't these people get paid to do their job and evaluate potential players ? If ypou're not going to play the people ypu draft ehy not package your picks in a trade. Nate Robinson played another great game tonight. Good move Danny !
You are absolutely correct. When you have a coach in Doc Rivers that absolutely refuses to play rookies you might as well package your draft pick for a veteran that will be used. What would likely happen is a deal like the one Boston used to trade Joe Johnson when two average players were obtained but used. Of course, Joe Johnson turned out to be a monster and those two average players turned out to be, well, average. But, they were used. Yeah, draft picks are useless for the Celtics for a few reasons: 1) Danny Ainge is really bad in selecting players 2)Doc doesn't like Danny Ainge's picks and won't use them 3) Doc doesn't play rookies. Boston might as well bring in a decent player to help the bench. Nobody is going to trade an allstar for a draft pick unless the pick is in the top 5.
What is your criteria to be "really bad in selecting players"?
Can you name 3 managers that are better at drafting?
How about this.. since DA has been drafting with the C's (2003), I think hes had 13 first round draft picks... how many of them either start for the C's or other clubs and are considered outstanding players?
I don't know. Rondo's here, he's considered outstanding by many people, Jeff Green joined the C's (i don't remember - was he Danny's choice and then traded or viceversa?), Bradley's here as well and he's the best or on of the on ball defender in the league, Sullinger's injured now but we all saw that he's a really good rebounder, Al Jefferson is a starter in Utah, he's one of the worst defenders but also he's one of the best low post scorers, Tony Allen - all defensive first team.
So there are 5-6 starters, 1-2 outstanding players.
Again, what is the criteria to be really bad in selecting players and can someone name 3 managers that are better than Danny at drafting?