So I read that Danny Ainge made a “lowball” offer for Jimmy Butler, consisting of two first round draft picks and Jae Crowder.
Obviously, this article was written by a non Celtics fan.
Because – if it was written by anyone who WASN’T at least slightly jealous of the C’s 17 titles as opposed to their (fill in the blank with a smaller number) – this is basically saying that Ainge did his job (try to make the Celtics better) and implying there’s somehow something wrong with that.
I mean, Red Auerbach is praised/recognized for his ability to rip off inferior basketball minds. So should Ainge be.
Is Danny supposed to tell every team he deals with “OK…now, you probably shouldn’t accept this offer, BUT…”?
When did being the GM of a professional basketball team come with training wheels?
Should Ainge have told the Brooklyn Nets “OK…now, I know you want to win now, but this is probably way too much to give up for these aging players…”?
Maybe not snatched Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas from their respective teams before said teams realized how good they were?
Maybe Ainge should call them now and say “Yeah…I know you didn’t realize Thomas/Crowder would be this good…so, tell you what…why don’t I give you one of those Nets picks.”
Is Ainge trying to make the Celtics as good as possible while not giving a fck about any other team?
OF COURSE HE IS. THAT’S HIS JOB.
If he were your GM, you’d be TOTALLY cool with it.
Just because your GM isn’t that smart, don’t hate on Danny.
Unless, of course, you would – if given the chance – prefer your GM to make only those trade offers that were “good for both teams” and were not in any way “lowball” offers.
…Even if they knew the lowball offer would be accepted.
…And your team would lose three again veterans that had little chance of bringing another title to ANY team.
…And your team would gain…4, was it? 5? First round draft picks from a team your GM thought would stink.
Poor every-other-GM-not-Danny-Ainge! They need to be protected against Danny’s horrible lowball offers. Maybe there should be a system in place where the NBA itself takes a…