Danny Ainge has signed 2 big time FAs in his entire tenure with the Celtics: Al Horford & Gordon Hayward.
He lost them both for nothing, with no obvious way to replace either, without either ever playing in a Finals game.
Danny Ainge thought he had leverage for the pacers only for MJ to wake up from a gambling binge and give Gordon Hayward $120 million
Ainge blew it. Celtics left empty-handed. Terrible management.
Things Ainge can be blamed for:
- not adding bench depth
- not consolidating picks better
- misses in mid to late picks
Something I can’t blame Ainge for:
- not giving Hayward $120M
Danny Ainge deserves a massive amount of criticism for screwing up how Hayward left, we just let our biggest trade asset walk out for nothing. Massive L.
The Gordon Hayward deal is officially not a sign and trade.
The Boston Celtics let a max player walk away for free.
Embarrassing day to be a Celtics fan.
Danny Ainge is on the hot seat.
Danny Ainge’s garage sales are just pictures of things he almost bought.
I figured it’d be a day before the “alleged deal with the Pacers” narrative got thrown around, but it’s been what, an hour?
He screwed it up & got nothing.
This isn’t debatable.
Stop covering for Danny Ainge!
Three max players have walked out of Boston for NOTHING.
Bad day to be a Celtics fan.
Robert “TIMELORD” Williams will be a star big man for the Celtics soon. I truly believe that’s why Danny Ainge isn’t going after any big men. https://t.co/YOuS6Y8LzI
Danny "Almost" Ainge strikes again
Ainge got you Tatum, a legit superstar, instead of drafting the consensus #1 guy who ended up getting bullied out of Philly with a historical case of the yips
But I guess he sucks because he didn't want to pay Horford or Gordon 30M a year
Just catching up on all the excuses on behalf of Ainge.
2. If Danny traded him at last year's deadline, he never would've put himself in this position (and may have had a big to deal with Bam)
Danny Ainge is white supremacy
From what I’ve gathered, it never got anywhere. Ainge wanted far too much considering G could leave on his own. And did.
What’s coming from the Indiana side of things is that Hayward was willing to take a discount to go there. Ainge was not willing to get close to the Pacers ask and therefore he went to Charlotte
Again that’s the Indiana reporting especially from @ScottAgness
Worst part is Ainge hoarded all of those draft picks and lets see how that is working....worst bench in the league last year...Langford is never healthy, its just pathetic by Ainge.
They killing ainge on nba satellite radio 😂😂😂
Damn Celtics fans gettin all fired up at Danny Ainge because other teams GM’s are literally incompetent will always be hilarious to me
Love Belichick gets criticized more then Ainge when One GM brought us 6 chips been to 9. Ainge? 1 in 12 years and made ECF 2 out of last 3 years. Again. Ainge will have on his tomb stone “ Always close, but no cigar” right after we traded for Cryrie bad karma started to happen
You can't operate your team out of fear that another team is going to do something dumb. Essentially committing $39 mil a year for 3 years of Hayward is asinine. That's almost Harden money. There is no way outside of trolling that you can say Ainge should have anticipated that
@glamfun @RedsArmy_John @ThatVladGuy
That's not how any of this works. It was Gordon's decision. He has to sign the contract before a deal can happen, and he hadn't done that. He made sure all offers were out there first. It's dumb to think Ainge could have speed traded Hayward against his will.
Ibaka is free from my understanding, that’s what we need, some fucking size (pause). I was hoping ainge would’ve finessed something with Indiana & got oladipo here. That, paired with a big man would’ve been it
Just saw this tweet and it's an hour old. How are there not "Ainge-Hole Army" t-shirts in the 98.5 store yet? 🤔