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run4sun1988
07-08-2008, 12:24 PM
This article is sooooo off it deserves to be read. Try guessing what the columnist was thinking when he wrote this.

What on earth is Boston thinking? Picking up Ray Allen on paper ......In fact they’re heading backwards in acquiring Jesus Shuttlesworth!


Allen would have been an excellent pick for a contending team that is one hot scorer away from an NBA title, not a team that is about as far away from a championship as Dick Cheney is to Allen Iverson.
....silence....

This was a desperate move from Ainge and the Celtics front office that has turned the most successful NBA franchise in history into the basketball version of Guantanamo Bay.



Finally, Isiah Thomas and his horrendous Knicks made a somewhat good move by acquiring Zach Randolph from the Trail Blazers whilst getting rid of malcontent Steve Francis and his massive contract. The downside is that Randolph also has a history of being a head case, albeit a more talented one than the player formally known as The Franchise


link: http://www.nbaloud.com/2007-06/

JordansBulls
07-08-2008, 12:36 PM
This article is sooooo off it deserves to be read. Try guessing what the columnist was thinking when he wrote this.



....silence....





link: http://www.nbaloud.com/2007-06/


I think he was upset that the Celtics were getting Ray Allen in a trade but didn't push hard to get Iverson in the middle of the season before that trade happened.
:shrug:

bagwell368
07-08-2008, 01:28 PM
Ainge wasn't very popular before the Celts started the '07-'08 season in high style.

KG wouldn't come if all they had was Pierce, so they had to get Allen first, then KG was convinced the Celts had a shot, and he was right, and Ainge has about 3 years before any boo-birds will descend on him.

Given the context of the time it was written, the article isn't unusual in any particular way - except giving credit to one of the 3-4 worst GM's in League history.

Giaps
07-08-2008, 02:52 PM
This was before KG and the 4 big FA role players (Posey, Brown, Cassell, House) they picked up so it isn't crazy at all.

_Sn1P3r_
07-08-2008, 06:02 PM
It's so funny now that you read it after they won the whole thing. But when the Zach Randolph trade happened, everyone was excited about it and I personally thought, sadly, that Knicks were going to make the playoffs.