Boston Celtics: Danny Ainge Once Again Proves He’s an Elite GM

July 31st, 2012 by Patrick Buscone Leave a reply »
After the Kendrick Perkins trade, there was a lot of criticism surrounding Danny Ainge as a GM. People forgot about what he had done and what he could. Now, after what has been the best offseason for the Celtics since Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett came to Boston, I will not tolerate any more bashing of Danny Ainge. 

He had his work cut out for him at the start of the offseason with just four players under contract. Yet, here we are, a little over a month later and the Celtics have a nearly full roster loaded with enough talent to contend with any team.

The biggest issue at the end of last season was depth. Ainge knew this, so he went out and fixed that problem and he did so in a big way. He didn't just add some decent and cheap role players to quickly fill void.

At some point, he must have realized that that didn't work. So this year, he won't out and spent the money in order to build what could be the best bench in the NBA. First, he drafted Jared Sullinger, then he signed Jason Terry, then Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox. 

In terms of the bench, the icing on the cake came when he somehow landed shooting guard Courtney Lee for a few ...

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