posted at 12/18/2013 1:37 PM EST
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Carmelo can't make his teams better. He's a good scorer but he's simply not a guy who is ever going to win a championship.
He's failed again and again with the Knicks and Nuggets, and not even come close to anything meaningful, and now you want him in green? The Knicks have no 'ships.
Man you make me glad Ainge runs the team and I don't usually say that.
As for this, "When the Bost3 was built, it quickly was dismantled."
You're not seriously saying that Ainge didn't keep the big 3 together long enough are you?
Wow. KG and Pierce can barely play, if he hadn't traded them when he did he would have gotten nothing for them. Allen is a role player now. Also: the first piece in the dismantling came via Allen's choice - he had a better off from the Celts. So there was no dismantling there.
And we were in game 7 of another championship, and if Perk hadn't been out who knows? Then we had a lost year of KG when he was hurt. "Only one 'ship?" How about credit for the first championship in a long long time?
Ainge has his problems but the idea that he should have kept that band of geriatrics together for antoher season is one of the nuttier things I've ever seen on this forum and one of the oddest critiques of Ainge I have yet seen.
I couldn't agree more about Pierce and KG. When KG and Ray joined the Celtics they were both older players that gave the Celtics a small window and limited years to win a championship. If they were both much younger when they were traded to the Celtics the Celtics would have had more opportunities to win and be competitive. To say that the the big 3 was quickly dismantled is just wrong.