He's saying that's an Isiah as GM type move, Isiah didn't make them bad because of his sexual harrassing or his aura. He made them bad with his bad moves.
If many of the trades rumored happens, we will be in misery.
I just keep seeing the Knicks at the end of Ewings run. They traded their older players towards the end of their contracts for "nice" players making "great" money for longer periods of time. How long did it take the Knicks to dig out of that mess?
Sometimes, you just have to let a team die of natural causes. Sure, you do the smaller stuff (trimming the higher payed role players) but let the big stuff expire on it's own.
Another false analogy.
The Knicks were so bad for so long because Isiah. No further argument is required.
Are the Celtics going to hire Isiah as GM?
I understand, but I disagree.
If all the Celtics ever did was trade for or sign players like Jordan and Smith to bigger deals, then they'd probably be mired in mediocrity. But such a move at this juncture would simply be about positioning the team to have significant trade assets beyond this season or next.
It doesn't mean their entire organizational philosophy suddenly shifts. The reasoning just doesn't follow for me that because you look to get what you can out of KG and Pierce before they retire that you're going to commit to mediocrity long term.
I would agree with that reasoning if I thought the Celtics were trying to make such a trade because they actually believed a core of Rondo / Green / Smith / Jordan is going to win anything of consequence. That would be madness. But I don't think that's what's going on.