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Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge
Bob Myers, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors had a lot to say on NBATV this morning. This was one of his statements on building a super team:

You have to say to yourself, I'm going to stop right now and get back to it. I can't finish it right now.

Easy for him to say, right? He has Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. A few more of his thoughts in a minute. This is what a lot of CelticsLife's readers are saying. Can't we just stop now and see what we have? Well, that seems to be what Danny Ainge is doing, at least for a day or two. Just kidding- I think. Here's another statement from Myers:

A bad contract can really tie you up. You have to say that I can't finish it right now. That piece doesn't fit there. If you jam those pieces in, then you're stuck.

Absolutely, We have seen it happen. A bad contract can literally cripple a team. Don't forget, the Warriors super team was mostly built through the draft. Curry, Thompson and Green all came via the draft. Kevin Durant came in as a free agent because the rest of the puzzle was in place. Bob Myers and Jerry West made it happen.

Bob Myers and Steve Kerr
Danny is not content to simply win one more championship. He wants a super team, and he would like a dynasty, if such a thing is possible in today's NBA.

Anyone remember Marcus Banks and Sebastian Telfair? Danny drafted the former and traded for the latter. Both were mistakes. That was a long time ago. He has become a great judge of talent, and he has learned patience. He drafts well and works trades very well. And Boston has become a preferred destination for stars. So The Dubs acquired three stars via draft, one via free agency, and they picked up an invaluable piece, Andre Iguodala, in a trade. Some of our readers wanted JaMychal Green, but he is now off the table.

So Danny, have patience. At least for another day or two.

Top photo via Garrett Elwood/NBAE via Getty Images
Bottom photo via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America












Tom Lane 9/28/2017 06:44:00 AM Edit
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