Originally Posted by ChuckOakley
2007 #1 (#5 overall)
2009 #1 (Boston)
2009 #1 (Minny)
If you were Danny Ainge?
I would have done the Ray Allen deal.
The KG deal I'm not so sure about.
I would have no reservations about doing it if giving back Minnesota's first round pick wasn't part of the deal because it's likely to be in the lottery. Gomes is expendable because they've got Powe and G. Davis. Green would have been nice to keep but he would have been a scorer on team that already has Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and either Garnett/Jefferson. His departure does, however, leave the C's with depth issues at SF unless Brandon Wallace develops into something special. Telfair was somebody they already wanted to get rid of, but once again there are now more depth issues at PG.
The question in my mind is three years of 22-12-4 Garnett worth 20-10 Al Jefferson + Gerald Green + a late first round pick + lottery pick + going into the luxury tax + hurting depth at PG and SF?