Yes The brow isnít coming to Boston and I couldnít be happier. Will Irving leave who knows. If he does do you think Danny will just sit by and watch him leave without trying to do something big?Hell no these guys eat sleep breathe basketball. He could have some stuff already lined for draft night. We donít know anything. Every fan thinks they could run this team better and loves to live in fantasty land. People donít get how hard of a job it is. This draft is huge for Ainge and must hit it out of the park with these three picks.All in all you can judge a off season before it has already started. Sit back next few weeks will be fun whatever direction this team goes in. Ainge has something planned just takes time for it to come together.
We just saw Danny's 5+-year master plan not come to fruition. I'm thinking that Plan B (whatever it is) isn't gonna come together anytime soon.
Danny has no "master plan." He adapts every year and makes moves that he thinks are best.
The whole idea that every move for the last half decade was leading up to the Davis pursuit, and that now that it's failed we are floundering, is utter nonsense. By most accounts Danny did what he always does--he offered a fairly low-ball offer and then walked away. We still have talent and assets that almost any team in the league would envy.
That strategy has gotten us to the ECF or semifinals three years in a row, which only GSW can say by comparison. I suspect that Danny is now thinking about 5 different ways to improve the team that none of us in the peanut gallery have even contemplated for two seconds.
Really? I thought it was pretty much an open secret that Danny's had his eye on Davis for years.
I'm sure Danny's had lots of thoughts and ideas and plans that we haven't contemplated, and has a lot of options at his disposal, but I'm pretty confident that going into the coming season with a starting lineup of Smart/Brown/Tatum/Hayward/Horford was not his first or even second optionóin other words, the current situation is not what he was hoping for. I think he figured on having at least one star, maybe even two. Something significant could still happen between now and training camp, but I wouldn't feel comfortable betting on that.
And while Boston certainly isn't floundering, I don't think the Cs are exactly flourishing, either. Horford is still officially a question mark, and besides that he's getting a bit long in the tooth and starting to break down physically. Hayward's level of play is anyone's guess at this point. And Tatum and Brown now have a good bit of pressure on them, something they didn't have to deal with during the 2018 playoff run, and who knows how they'll respond to that. I think if everything goes Boston's way this season, the best they can hope for is the No. 4 seed, and that's not really "legit contender" territory, which is all I really care about.