Re: Why didn't Ainge Draft DeAndre Jordan
posted at 1/17/2011 2:01 PM EST
In Response to Re: Why didn't Ainge Draft DeAndre Jordan
[QUOTE]Ainge is not perfect and no one is. However, we all have to be honest with each other. like we should be honest about the fact that we love Rondo and he's almost perfect for us.....but he has faults (poor free throw shooting and poor jump shooter).......we have to recognize that while we love Danny, he has faults, too. So do I (have LOTS of faults). So, to criticize Danny's draft choices is only fair - no need to get defensive about it. He's only average at the draft. Giddens and Bradley are only two examples of passing up better players to go for the risky draft choice. On DeAndre Jordan, wouldn't it be better to have him as 3rd string center with 7 points and 6 boards than to have NOTHING (which is what we got for Griffin and what we may get for Bradley)? Having a young, athletic back up center who can rebound would be nice about now. So, I'm not saying Danny has to be perfect, but I'm also objective about the fact that Danny is only average in the draft......not terrible, but also not great in that his recent choices have tended NOT to work out for us a lot. He started off great but even though his recents were late in the draft, he could have done better: Bradley, Harangody, Lester Hudson, JR Giddens, Semih Erden, Jeff Green - Traded, Gabe Pruitt, Randy Foye - traded, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Orien Green. Some good choices, but overall, that is not a great record. I love Danny. He's made us relevant and he made us championship quality. But, he's not perfect and its ok to Monday morning quarterback about some of his bad choices. He's just better with trades than he is at the draft.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
Harangody, Gomes, Hudson, Erden, Pruitt, Orien Greene and BBD were all second round picks. He SAID he chose Giddens to save money, and tried to trade him from Day One. And, correct me if I'm wrong here, but the trade of Foye got us Rondo.............ah, who'd you rather have?