Originally Posted by dirk digler
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.
True, but again, keep this in context. When you put a Big 4 together, it's not easy to bring other guys into contract and it's hard to get terrific guys with low draft picks. Especially in the NBA.
The Celtics will finally have chances in the top half of the draft (once they commit to blowing the team up). And losing the Big 4 frees up a shitload of money for a team that isn't afraid to spend and is an attractive place to play. Unlike the NFL, a rebuild isn't nearly as painful, and there's nothing yet that leads us to believe that Green or Melo can't be good core players even if not superstars. In the meanwhile, you still have solid support guys in Barbosa, Bass, and Bradley, all who will probably be there in 5 years. Maybe the Celtics fall on their face. But again, think it's worth seeing how these guys develop, how Ainge does with better picks, and how he spends on money he finally has again to spend.