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So it turns out Tommy Heinsohn isn't the only person saying no to a Jayson Tatum-for-Kawhi Leonard trade.Celtics play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman wouldn't do it, either."Jayson is a big-time talent," Gorman said Friday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich show. "Everybody around the league that I talk to says . . . it's going to be frightening how good he'll be in his second year."But that's not all of it."There's something not right about that whole situation in San Antoni with Kawhi Leonard," Gorman said, adding: "When something goes south in an atmosphere that players thrive in, it makes you wonder."
In Tatum Danny found his freak. He missed on the Greek so he bet on the kid. Looks like he hit the jackpot. He is not trading Jayson.
Great...but those guys also didn't want to send Big Al for KG...Pretty sure Danny doesn't ask them. ha.
Celtics’ general manager Danny Ainge once decided to take advantage of the close quarters and run an idea by the team’s play by play man.“If you had a chance to get Kevin Garnett,” Ainge asked. “Would you give up Al Jefferson?”Gorman said no.Luckily for Celtics’ fans, Ainge ignored the advice and dealt Jefferson to the Timberwolves in a trade that brought Garnett to Boston. Garnett won Defensive Player of the Year as the Celtics raised Banner No. 17, while the Timberwolves wrapped up their season with a 22-60 record. Gorman called Garnett the best teammate he’s ever seen for his ability to organize, even micromanage, a locker room.“That was the last time Danny consulted me on any potential deals,” Gorman laughed.
If there were no salary matching rules and no luxury tax, we’d have to make that trade. Kawhi is a top-5 player.
Id trade JT only for AD alone..no other NBA player even if top 5 will do.. Well these top 5 are either old(lebron) or ballhog(Westbrook/Harden). So only AD suites for me.Kawhi is a special Talent but JT with the right program and development will be the same player as KL.. Ain't gonna bother trading him for something he will becomr anyways.
I would be open to the idea (people tend to forget how amazing Leonard is) but there's simply no need. We have plenty of other assets. If we land him, we'll be able to do so without giving up Tatum, so thankfully it won't come to Danny deciding between Tatum and Leonard.