Danny should be extended ten more yrs as The Boston Celtic's GM.
Not his fault for Sully. If I were Danny, I would've picked Jared Sullinger, too - no question.
Sully will be back next yr - better than ever, and this period will be behind him.
obviously, the sulliger pick is not a reason to fire danny ainge. but what has the guy done since the championship season?
i'm not an anti danny guy, but there is an argument to be made that there have been some really bad decisions putting together the teams since they won the title.
What arguments do you have?
Let me help:
Rasheed Wallace for 3 yrs.
MarShon Brooks for JaJuan Johnson.
Sheed cost us #18, IMO. A non-lazy player during the season (instead of Sheed) would have put that game 7, and the title, in Boston instead of LA. He thought he could turn it on without conditioning, and he failed the team (who failed him for letting him get away with such a BS season).
Well, JO played well while healthy...I know "while healthy" was a stretch, but I remember him and KG playing well together defensively vs NY in the playoffs that yr.
JO's play/health was not the sole reason (or even a credible reason) for BOS's success/failure in 10-11 - Rondo going down vs Wade was perhaps the last shoe to drop.
TA? Not sure what you have pro/against TA...are you saying Danny should've signed him long-term or what?
I thought it was TA's choice to leave?
Ray Allen? Are you pro or against Ray? What other trades/rumors were out there that would've brought us back good enough talent - especially the way Ray Allen is playing now?
He's definitely helping MIA.
Sheed? Even with him perhaps mailing it in the reg season, his play was key in the playoffs...that one 17 pt game vs CLE on the road was HUGE.
Sheed's play in that game 7 vs Lakers that yr was courageous, too.
JJ over Marshon? No disrespect, but Marshon isn't playing much in BKN right now, I don't think..
I believe Danny has done a FINE job as GM, all things considered. I hope he's in BOS for the foreseeable future, myself.