I disagree he drafts anyone undersized for their position and scrappy hustle guys. Not sure whether it's lazy drafting but it certainly is poor drafting.
Imo it's lazy drafting. He'd rather take a guy that does a lot of things even at just an average level than a guy that does one thing really great.
Does not appear to be the case with Nesmith.
I suspect if nesmith was the knockdown shooter we hoped for he'd be playing. This is why we should not have used any of these picks and we should have filled out bench with veteran role players.
This was such an egregious mistake that when we get bounced from the playoffs because the opposing team goes on a run and we start chucking and proceed to get bounced, major changes need to take place.
Or...it could be that Nesmith, like most college players, might need a little seasoning first. Kyle Korver averaged 4.5 points his first year in the league and made 1 of 3 3s. We're judging the guy on a month of the season where he's played 4 games, had no summer league and had an abbreviated training camp due to Covid. I'm sure none of us would want to be judged after 4 days on the job. It doesn't help that he's being outperformed by his teammate Payton who was drafted below him but who has been getting more PT due to maturity (he did play 4 years of college ball) and because he more readily filled a need with Kemba out.
I suspect with Nesmith it's more a case of the fanbase having elevated expectations because of the media reports "best pure shooter in the draft", "averaged 50% from 3" etc. and we all extrapolated that we would have this year's Tyler Herro. Give the kid a break, at least let him get through half the season before deciding he sucks balls
As for GWill, I think the disappointment is certainly reasonable and it's fair to expect more of him based on the potential he showed last season. He outperformed his draft spot and played larger than his size. This season he certainly seems to have regressed, particularly on the defensive end. I've also seen some bad habits creeping into his game, like complaining to referees and not running back when he thinks he's been fouled.
Umm I could've sworn danny had stated they took nesmith and pritchard with the thought these guys would at least be able to play right away.
But either way, this is why we should be out of the developing of players beyond tatum and brown at this point - we need what nesmith can do, now not 3 yrs. from now.
In 3 years Lebron will be done, Tatum will be 25 and Brown will be 26.
Ok this is the biggest loser perspective I've seen in a long time.
"We can't compete with the best teams right now so why bother?"
...Even though this team has shown things that you don't normally see from young teams, like make it to within a game of the finals.
Ok so let's say we continue along this path and lebron retires next yr. and giannis decides to join anthony davis and throw someone like george or kawhi in for the hell of it. Are we just going to wait another 5-6 yrs. and hope by that time there isn't another super team?
At what point do we try to compete or are we just happy to have a participation trophy?
And by participation trophy I mean are we just happy we have an NBA team to cheer for.
This is just sad I can't believe boston fans are just content.
Before this season I figured development of the youngsters was key to the team. Either to get some to become starter/rotation level players in 2-3 years or to build up value as trading assets.
The turning point was when Irving and Horford left, and we couldn't make a trade for Davis, and decided to keep all our draft picks in 2019. From that point it became clear to me that we weren't going to be able to trade for a superstar anymore with our warchest of picks gone and that we had to wait until Tatum and Brown could lead the team to a championship.
For that to happen we needed good drafting, player development and patience. However Tatum and Brown have both made tremendous progress in the last one-and-a-half year. They're much closer to being ready than I could have hoped, which is great of course. The supporting cast isn't there, because Ainge never expected or planned this to happen so soon.
I understand the urge to make moves and I believe we definitely should be looking to use the TPE this season to get a valuable role player, but we need to stay on the course for the longterm. A guy like Aldridge or Tucker isn't going to help in the future, so I'm against such moves (unless it's giving up a guy like Edwards or a second round pick).
I agree though that we can't sit and wait until a project like Nesmith is going to blossom 3 years from now. The Celtics are past that stadium. And we certainly shouldn't be afraid to try to contend because the Lakers, Nets, Bucks or Clippers have assembled a superstar collection. Stay on our own course and if the level of Tatum and Brown warrants moves to fasten that traject: we should. The Golden State Warriors were an GOAT-team, so we should praise the opportunities it gives that this team has gone.