What is Ainge thinking?

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    What is Ainge thinking?

    He made the siginings in the offseason to bolster the bench. Longer deals at higher $$. Was it a good plan? People keep insulting him for making bad deals, but what was he trying to do? I'm sure someone is going to say he didn't know what he was doing, but he has shown good things as GM.  How is this good for the Celtics long term?

     
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    This may be divine intervention happening right now. Just think if this was last year, we'd be going with Dooling as the starter, no Green, no Wilcox, no Sully, Steimer was hurt off and on, AB had shoulder issues.

    By Ainge bolstering the bench, now we get to see exactly why he did it. Talent wise this team is better than last year's team. They've all been starters in the past and were probably used to more minutes than they've been getting this season and now they'll get those minutes.

     
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    Re: What is Ainge thinking?

    Lacking a good long term solution for a big man, he was thinking about getting younger with peope who seemed to have the qualities he was looking for and whom he thought the club could bring along  -- Green, Sullinger, Terry (short-term), and Lee -- along with continued porogress for Bradley.  It's always a crap shoot, and you have to hope that half of your moves pan out, and that eventually a servicable and obtainable big man will become available.  He does not act precipitously, is well aware that the club is not rolling in money (such as some unnamed ones down South and out West), and does what to him and Doc seem best at the time.  With that in mind he takes chances on cheap veterans who may have something left in the tank (PJ, Starbury, JON, Barbosa), and good middlng players who may not have had a chance to properly shine in the systems they were in (Daniels, Bass).  Sometimes he wins.  It's a legitimate strategy, but one fraught with uncertainty.  There are few transformational trades out there, despite the constant calls for them on this board -- and if those people could sit at Danny's phone for a week, they'd see that.

    cheers --

     
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    In response to Number6Fan's comment:

    Lacking a good long term solution for a big man, he was thinking about getting younger with peope who seemed to have the qualities he was looking for and whom he thought the club could bring along  -- Green, Sullinger, Terry (short-term), and Lee -- along with continued porogress for Bradley.  It's always a crap shoot, and you have to hope that half of your moves pan out, and that eventually a servicable and obtainable big man will become available.  He does not act precipitously, is well aware that the club is not rolling in money (such as some unnamed ones down South and out West), and does what to him and Doc seem best at the time.  With that in mind he takes chances on cheap veterans who may have something left in the tank (PJ, Starbury, JON, Barbosa), and good middlng players who may not have had a chance to properly shine in the systems they were in (Daniels, Bass).  Sometimes he wins.  It's a legitimate strategy, but one fraught with uncertainty.  There are few transformational trades out there, despite the constant calls for them on this board -- and if those people could sit at Danny's phone for a week, they'd see that.

    cheers --




    excellent post.

     

    the only change I would make is putting Barbosa in the Bass category.

     

    I HOPE Ainge/Doc wait at least a few games to see how the rest of the team responds without Rondo, before making any moves.

     

    Bringing Melo up to the big show of course and maybe addidng the best guard available form the D-league to a 10 day contract.

     

    but any MAJOR moves , lets see what shakes out for a couple games at least.

     

    Bradley

    Lee

    Terry

    Barbosa

     

    should be able to hold down the guard spots just fine on ant NBA roster.

     

    We still have a hole at Center, but there is probably no chance to fill that now unless we can sign an old player like Martin for the rest of the year for depth only.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Re: What is Ainge thinking?

    Danny is thinking FAB MELO  (just called up) and has 2 weeks to see how he & the other guards (for Rondo) work out.......  Im sure he would rather not go to plan B & C.......  However, I would like to see him get J D Reddick as a shooter in the backcourt !!!

     
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    In response to Bill-806's comment:

    Danny is thinking FAB MELO  (just called up) and has 2 weeks to see how he & the other guards (for Rondo) work out.......  Im sure he would rather not go to plan B & C.......  However, I would like to see him get J D Reddick as a shooter in the backcourt !!!



    Isn't that Avery's spot? No faith in his jumper?

     
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