Re: Jeremy Pargo Waived By Cavs
posted at 1/29/2013 9:28 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Mchampion's comment:
If the luxury tax is a problem then you don't max out your signings and you give yourself room to fashion a workable roster. DA is the problem right now. A GM who trades away a starting C and has no plan to replace him is a problem. DA has made this situation himself now he needs fix it. Dooling could be a quick fix to help the C's get through the season at PG. However we still have no C because of DA.
This is not the first time DA did something unusual. Remember when Toine and Pierce made it to the east finals in 2002? When Ainge first took over in 2003, his first move was trading Toine.
Maybe Ainge already thought that the Celts were not going to win another championship with the Big 3 in 2011. That's why he traded Perk. Of course he can't say that in public because fans like you would get angry.
Trading Perk was very unusual. Even Doc said that trade could have been done in the offseason.
Trading Walker was a good basketball move, and repeated by a number of other GMs over his career - he turned into a part-time player at a relatively young age. The Perkins trade's timing remains a mystery, but earlier Ainge also brought in
KG and RA and other pieces and won a championship ahead of schedule
. It's awfully easy to sit at a computer and think about all the "what ifs", but GMs have to work in the real world where every trade is made strategically by both teams for the short and long terms. I am not a big DA fan by any stretch of imagination, but I acknowledge that he's on the inside and knows more about what other teams are doing and thinking than I do. I never had any confidence in Ainge as a player, and some of his draft picks have been, ah...curious, to be kind, but I think he has the team's best interest in his mind in every move he makes. Given the key injuries the Celtics have had over the last three years, I'd say he's done as well as anyone could have. I can't believe I'm defending Ainge; I've entered an alternate universe.