Gordon Hayward Is A Nice Consolation Prize, But The Celtics Still Are Not Getting Past The Cavaliers This Season, Because Danny Ainge Is Chicken Shit.
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Tuesday was a complete circus for Celtics fans. It was originally reported Jazz F Gordon Hayward had signed with Boston, then it was reported he was still deciding. A solid 4 hours later Gordon Hayward published in The Players Tribune that he will sign with the Boston Celtics. He agreed to a 4-year $128 million deal with the Celtics, sheesh that’s a ton.
Thank You, Utah. https://t.co/ICfocNeZfW
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) July 4, 2017
Anyway, Hayward is a nice player, he averaged 21.9 PPG 5.4 RPG, 3.5 APG while shooting at a 47% clip. Again, Hayward is nice, but he is not the guy to push Boston ahead of LeBron. Danny Ainge will probably get a gold star from Celtics fans on this deal, forgetting he is a complete chicken shit with trades.
Don’t worry, I am old enough to remember that less than two weeks ago Danny Ainge blew two trades for star players that with Hayward, could oust the Cavaliers. Rewind it a little, the Bulls traded F Jimmy Butler for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, & swapped picks. Not even a week later, Indiana traded Paul George to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo, & Sabonis, ZERO picks involved.
Despite those underwhelming trade packages, people believe Chicago & Indiana were asking for Fenway Park, access to city tax dollars, & 6 of Bill Russell’s rings in exchange for Butler or George. Danny Ainge was adamant on keeping hypothetical picks and not acquiring top talent:
“I think the Jimmy Butler stuff is real,” Aldridge told NBATV’s GameTime. “[The Celtics] have been trying to get Jimmy Butler. [Ainge] doesn’t want to give up Jae Crowder. That’s the main sticking point there and he doesn’t want to give up Jae Crowder in a deal and that’s the guy the Bulls are insisting on right now in any package for Butler.”
Yes, you read that right folks, Danny Ainge wouldn’t budge on a legit all-star player because of the #3 pick, & Jae Fucking Crowder, otherwise known as the human garbage can. Any sane human being would have taken a trade acquiring Jimmy Butler, for Jae Crowder & the #3 pick.
Now the Celtics are in limbo for more time, the outlook of the NBA Playoffs will not change, it’s going to be Warriors & Cavaliers for the 4th fucking time in a row. After this signing, there will be delusional fans that say this is enough to beat LeBron. Isaiah Thomas has already fallen into the trap:
Can you imagine looking in the mirror and saying, “Gordon Hayward & Jae Crowder will lead us to the Finals, book it.” If you somehow think this, you aren’t a rational person, and you’re going to have an awful NBA season. Regardless of this inevitable 2018 NBA Finals, I guess Hayward will be able to back up this blog:
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