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Re: Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Postby MattyB » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 am

MattyB wrote:Marcus Smart deal adds to Celtics’ stability: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celt ... _stability


"The Celtics appeared to be bidding against themselves as they renewed serious negotiations and agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with Marcus Smart Thursday.

But they were willing to pass on a potentially bargain year of Smart at the qualifying offer of $6,053,719 to lock him up for multiple years and avoid a far more uncertain dance next summer when he could be an unrestricted free agent."


Also gives them a 12 million contract slot if any other trade gets down the road...AD (Unlikely); Giannis (Wouldn't be a shock), Devin Booker (I think he averages 60 points a game at the TD Garden. He could be like the basketball version of JD Martinez at Fenway). Also shows a little goodwill towards a player after they traded Isaiah last summer while he was hurt, which rubbed some players (and potential future free agent targets) the wrong way.
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Re: Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Postby MattyB » Fri May 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Celtics’ Big Three of blame: Kyrie Irving, Brad Stevens, Danny Ainge

The epitaph for the underachieving and overconfident Celtics was offered by coach Brad Stevens following a five-game steamrolling by the Milwaukee Bucks: “I did a bad job.”

Stevens owned his failure, but he’s far from alone.

If they produced a documentary about this Celtics team it would be entitled: “I Did a Bad Job: The Story of the 2018-19 Boston Celtics.”

This was a complete franchise failure, and to borrow from Jaylen Brown’s clapback at Kyrie Irving, it starts from the top to the bottom. This basketball Chernobyl, a catastrophic meltdown, doesn’t happen without cascading failures and incorrect actions by multiple parties. Everyone from these Celtics can say they did a bad job. But if there is a Big Three of Blame, it’s Irving, Stevens, and Danny Ainge.

All of the greats in the NBA have dealt with failure. Larry Bird had to deal with the Celtics’ playoff ousters in 1982 and 1983. Magic Johnson was called “Tragic Johnson” when he struggled in the 1984 NBA Finals. It’s part of the process.

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Re: Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Postby Speed » Sun May 12, 2019 5:22 pm

Ainge always sees himself as the smartest man in the room...his arrogance and conceit is his weakness...it won't chanege, it's how he is wired...Ainge never walked by a mirror without gazing into it fondly
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Re: Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Postby refrider » Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 am

Speed, name one successful person with low self esteem! Cockiness, self confidence, whatever you want to call it, is the same reason he was a warrior and a winner when he played. Everybody loved him for that. Now you are calling it a detriment. HMMM
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Re: Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Postby augie » Mon May 13, 2019 10:45 am

Speed wrote:Ainge always sees himself as the smartest man in the room...his arrogance and conceit is his weakness...it won't chanege, it's how he is wired...Ainge never walked by a mirror without gazing into it fondly


Danny Ainge is living rent free in your head.
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Re: Arrogant A$$hole Ainge

Postby hoops88 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:15 am

The game has changed. Anyone open outside the arc needs to be available for a 45% 3-point attempt. If you don't have that you are giving up points on each possession. When the team starts shooting 35% with wide open shots, then it is a loss of confidence.

Kyrie forces a lot. He pushes his skills to the limit. But he is a much better defender in a modern NBA switching defense than a small guard like IT.

The Celtics in the post-season were like a small Maine high school team. One or two good players, but when the bench came in, it was like letting the JV players compete against the other team's Varsity B squad.
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