Originally Posted by AirTupac
Yeah but I can admit that was cringy bad and pathetic. You cant admit Ainge is garbage.
Ainge built a 2008 winning team.
Because of one bad/not so good off season and how he is garbage?
Again, get the facts right, he stacked up for AD and was it his fault that AD not coming?
It would not be a one on one Kyrie for AD trade... some other players had to be added to make that trade happen.
It was just a business decision not to send Kyrie plus players/picks to get a one year rental of AD. Where did that blame come from?
Was it Ainge's fault KD and Kyrie tried to team up and leave?
The only surprise was just Horford, but he was asking for the money and number of years of contract that the team cannot afford. So, it was Ainge's fault also?
Ainge's strategy was good, to stack up the picks... but the whole trade/FA world in NBA is dynamic. Players have more power to bargain, and there are more teams can offer max/supermax contract than before. Players teaming up to form super teams is also another trend.
It is not just as simple as I give the FA max contracts or offer other teams a number of picks and will get something in return for sure.
Ainge's intention was good, but the outcome was just not expected.
The only not so good decision for me was, offering Hayward that huge contract. But God knows he would have a career ending injury in his first game of the club, while he was an all star and having a career year a season before?
As a Celtic fan for 37 years, I won't blame Ainge.