lol this thread is funny.
Seems like just yesterday we were arguing about whether Jared Sullinger should be considered as valuable as a lottery pic in an imaginary trade for DeMarcus Cousins. ANd now here we are... arguing that Danny Ainge should be fired for even taking him as a late 1st rounder.
You remember those days?... when fans were arguing that they would nevah give up Sully for Josh Smith... and I'm all like, "Ya, but like... lets pretend Sully actually HAD been drafted as a lotto pick. At most he's as valuable as Meyers Leonard, right?... someone who was actually taken 11th?... wouldn't you give up Meyers Leonard for Josh Smith?" and guys were all like, "Nah it's totes different... Sully be way more valuable than Meyers Leonard!". I miss those days
I'd check Sully's and Leonard's stats before I started bragging about that one.
why? One has a chronic back problem and the other is averaging like 4 points and 3 boards. Neither is valuable enough to land Josh Smith. That was my point. Some Celtics fans argued otherwise... that Sully was way too much to give up for Smith.
As someone who questioned sending out Sully for Josh, my reasoning on the deals I saw was that we were giving way too much in addition to Sully to get Smith. Throw in the fact I find Smith to have a low BBIQ (Sully seems to have a pretty good one) where he just seems to make way too many bone-headed plays for someone who will also be looking for a max (or very near max) contract after this year.
as for comparing Sully to Leonard. Sully wins that discussion. not even close.
Pick 2 Draft 2014: Cleveland Cavs:
Kyrie Irving, Kevin Martin, Luol Deng, Serge Ibaka, Nikola Vucevic.
Bench: Andray Blatche, Tyreke Evans, Corey Brewer, Kosta Koufos, Rodney Stuckey, Anthony Morrow, Reggie Evans