Re: Fierce would never have made the trade that landed McHale and Parish
posted at 1/3/2014 11:27 AM EST
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"Guess he'd have never made a McAdoo for M.L.Carr swap. I mean, McAdoo was a 20ppg stud and M.L. a role player. That draft pick the C's got... it was never supposed to become #1 and then turn into McHale and Parish."
I'm a big "Celtics must go to the lottery" guy but even I would not support trading a superior talent for an inferior one in the hopes of getting a number one pick that would improbably turn into not one but two superstars. If you want to go that route, you talk Ainge into keeping Rondo in the D league all year and then you get an even worse hit on the floot but you KEEP the player.
Not an effective argument on your part. The strength of your original trade proposal was that it was not about Hill versus Rondo alone, reducing it to those components hurts your argument
Oh I was just having some fun.
Ageee with your analysis though. The 1980 Pistons were not supposed to be anywhere near as good as the 2014 (or 2016/18 when we'd hypothetically get picks from them) Pacers, the pick was going to be solid, it just wasn't supposed to be #1.
The issue with McAdoo was that he was a selfish team cancer. If he just landed the team Carr and like pick 14 used on another role player, Red still would have been happy he was gone.
Many here argue Rondo is overhyped, selfish, refuses to improve his game or play to the strengths of his teammates, etc.
But he is still a better attitude guy than McAdoo.
Yet when you look at any trades for Rondo, his flaws as a player and difficult attitude are going to make all other 29 teams hesitate to part with what we in Boston consider 'fair' value. Right now that seems to be a top 7 pick. Unless RR is combined with our own first round pick in the 12-16 range, there is no way he lands us in the top 7.
And I see you know Fierce was wrong to say that I could not debate the fairness of a trade idea that involoved 27 million in cap space and two first round picks for Rondo.