- Dec 21, 2001
I certainly agree that Ainge is above average, but it's interesting how much different his legacy would have been if Charlotte had been smart enough to accept Ainge's offer of 6 draft picks, including 4 future first rounders for the rights to draft Justice Winslow. If not for Charlotte, that move would have crippled the Celtics for years to come.He is clearly ok to push his chips into the middle when the deal is right. But for all the complaints when he doesn't trade up on draft day or land the white whale, there's something to be said for not overpaying. He seems to have that value threshold clear in his mind and won't exceed it. That's a good thing.