- Dec 8, 2005
I’m not sure how to judge that trade. If we make it a given that Danny had identified Tatum as his number one, it was incredibly risky and I don’t think the gain was worth anything near the risk. (The risk being that PHI or LAL would figure out that Tatum was the prize; you have two teams to outsmart while in the Joe Barry trade Red could be much more sure he would get McHale or Griffith.)Also that trade with the 76ers looks better and better everyday.
As it turned out maybe (maybe) the C’s wouldn’t have White without the trade. So, sure it worked out and all is well and maybe Danny had reason to be 100% sure that barring an injury to Fultz or Ball that Tatum would be there.
But boy do it over I think Danny should have just taken Tatum first.