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What you consider is the biggest mistake D.Ainge made since 2007 ?

Trading a player ( K.Perkins, M,Brooks, G.Davis, etc.)
8 (11.1%)
Not trading a player ( R.Allen, etc.)
18 (25%)
Signing a player ( J.Green, J.O'Neal, etc.)
4 (5.6%)
Not signing a player ( K.Perkins, T.Allen, J.Posey, E.House,M.Daniels, etc.)
17 (23.6%)
Drafting a player ( J.R.Giddens, G.Pruitt, J.Johnson, etc.)
9 (12.5%)
Not drafting a player (M.Gasol, Pekovic, Chalmers, D.Jordan, Asik, Dragic, Parsons)
16 (22.2%)

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Offline vgulab

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Feel free to comment and add something if you can thing of. I know many have diffrent opinions so that is why a made a poll.

My choice is not signing Tony Allen, one of my favorite guys not signed also he didn't asked for a lot of money. Ray leaving for noting is also bad but look at that poor scouting especialy oversees scouting where we missed on pretty good not-american players
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 08:52:27 PM by vgulab »

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JR Giddens. I remember half the forum was split between Bill Walker, DeAndre Jordan and a few people in the Chalmers camp.

The day of the draft Jordan still was projected late lottery, when he was still on the board at 30, pretty sure everyone was shocked we didn't take him.

At that point in time, we could have afforded to have a project on the roster.

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The 2008 off-season in general.  Drafting Giddens, bringing in POB, not finding an adequate replacement for Posey, etc.

Not re-signing Tony was a mistake, especially since our lack of a backup SF caused us to tank our championship hopes by trading Perk.


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true hobbs
perk was def a part of the core
tony allen not gettin resigned was crazy
also lettin Scalabrine go


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Perkins trade...he was a "big" part of our success

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The 2008 off-season was a disaster post-championship.

But I'm not including unloading Perkins' inflated contract as one. Thank God.

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Easily the Giddens pick. That was the one decision that I just could never understand or rationalize, especially looking at the players taken immediately after him.

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Can I make a request that you change the last selection so it isn't all one word? That way we can actually see the bars.

(I don't actually know if you can edit poll selections though)


Starters: D.Rose - W.Matthews - N.Batum - T.Gibson - J.Noah
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Giddens pick. Drafting Pruitt versus Gasol in 07.

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It's always hard to speculate on late round draft picks, but that doesn't totally dismiss blame here for Ainge.

Instead, I went with not trading Ray for Mayo - especially given the season that OJ is having now. I get that we were able to pick up Terry and Lee, but now I have to hate Ray Allen forever, and I didn't want it to end that way.

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Can I make a request that you change the last selection so it isn't all one word? That way we can actually see the bars.

(I don't actually know if you can edit poll selections though)

I don't see a edit button,forum managers probably can edit so if someone of those guys read this, please edit the poll so we can see the results. thanks

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Keeping Jermaine o'Neal. He was lazy and despised by the other players.
Peavey Bass Player - relearning to play after 10 years sucks;

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JR Giddens. I remember half the forum was split between Bill Walker, DeAndre Jordan and a few people in the Chalmers camp.

The day of the draft Jordan still was projected late lottery, when he was still on the board at 30, pretty sure everyone was shocked we didn't take him.

At that point in time, we could have afforded to have a project on the roster.

Nope, 90% were moaning about Chris Douglas-Roberts

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The 2008 off-season was a disaster post-championship.

But I'm not including unloading Perkins' inflated contract as one. Thank God.

If I had to point to something, it would probably be that one. Though most here would point to not signing Posey, and I say not signing Posey wasn't the problem, but not replacing him. We just didn't have enough vets on that roster that Doc could trust, and ended up with two rookies as back-up SF, hoping that one could contribute, and Doc never gave either the opportunity even with the glaring need we had.

So either Ainge needed to make roster changes or Doc needed to do a better job using the tools he had... I felt both failed on this particular regard.

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Perhaps the biggest mistake of the era -- and this isn't solely on Ainge -- was not getting KG's bone spurs / tendon issue taken care of when it first came up in the pre-season.  The team + KG decided to try to let it heal on its own, and it never did.


D. Cousins / F. Ezeli / P. Antic
D. West / R. Anderson / C. Copeland
L. Deng / V. Carter / D. Rudez
A. Iguodala / M. Ginobil / B. Gordon
K. Irving / S. Livingston / S. Blake

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