Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
I'm talking about small potatoes as in calling for a front office guy's head for a move you don't like, and ignoring the multiple tremendous moves he made prior to that. Especially when those moves led to two championship berths and a championship title.
When the Chiefs were getting older, I didn't like at all that we waited so long to blow up the roster. That led to 5 years of painful rebuilds. So no, I don't blame Ainge at all if he wants maybe a smoother rebuild. Winning with superstars isn't the only way to win. Miami Heat aside, you win with superstars surrounded by a deep, talented supporting cast. The way I see it, the Celtics seem to have a pretty good young supporting cast. The superstars will come, either if the Celtics can finally find themselves again in a lottery situation and when Pierce and Garnett's contracts go away and free up a buttload of money, which can be spent on new superstars. Again, I don't know if Ainge's moves will work, but think it's way too soon to get upset about them. In the Perkins trade, you got a few young guys in exchange for a guy who was leaving anyway. In not replacing Shaq, you didn't tie yourself to a worthless contract, like when the Cavs signed Jamieson as a last ditch effort to get LeBron some guys.
Granted he brought the Big 4 together and won a championship. His other moves really haven't worked out though outside of drafting Sullinger.
As other astute NBA fans and experts have stated you only win championships in this league with max contract players. There is only about 10-12 true max contract players in the NBA so they either have to blow up the team and get a lottery pick and hope he becomes one, sign one or trade for one.