Still think we should give up 3rd pick (I.e. Jaylen Brown) for Okafor?
Oh [dang], I guess I was right on that one too. Shucks.
Can we re-visit some classic posts from our friend?You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I know I whiffed from time to time. For instance, I once argued that a healthy Jrue Holiday was better than Isaiah Thomas. I'm still cleaning the egg off my face on that one
I don't think so. IT has his health issues and holidays looked great in the first round
Welcome back, LB.
Danny Ainge is my hero, but I think there's two (maybe three) clear instances where you could say "sometimes the best move is the one you don't make".
#1 - The Charlotte trade where we reportedly offered up 4 first round picks to trade up for Winslow in the 2015 draft. Have you done the math on that recently? Several reports have said at least one Brooklyn pick was included. Zach Lowe, Bill Simmons and others have said it was the 2016 Brooklyn 1st. That made people cringe at the time and some fans in denial convinced themselves it was actually the 2017 Brooklyn 1st - until they saw that pick end up even better and reluctantly agreed it was the 2016 Brooklyn 1st. The other picks in the offer had to have included #16 and #28 that year + one other pick (probably some protected 1st like the Clippers)... So we're talking #16 (Rozier), #28 (Hunter - bust) and the Jaylen Brown pick. Woof. Glad that didn't happen.
#2 - Trade deadline 2015, Bulpett said we had offered a "package" built around the 2016 1st for Jahlil Okafor and the 76ers turned us down. You can semi understand their logic there. Sixers were getting a ton of heat at the time and it wouldn't have played well for them to dump a rookie averaging 17 and 7 for another "future pick". But ooof... Sixers blew that one. They ended up getting nothing for Okafor. Looks like the kid just hasn't developed. Might never develop. Gotta say, me and Danny were wrong on that one. Glad Philly turned us down.
#3 - The offers were reportedly made for Paul George at the middle of last season... sounds like it would have been a massive offer that would have included the 2017 pick. I'm pretty happy with Tatum right now. Glad we have that kid.