Friday, January 27, 2006

Remember what I wrote about Danny Ainge sucking?

Well, it's still true. The Celtics traded Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, and Justin Reed for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi, and Dwayne Jones. At least they didn't throw Pierce in for good measure. I'm going to miss crazy Ricky, who was starting to grow on me, and I think he's a better all-around player than Szczerbiak. Trading Blount for Olowokandi is a definite downgrade. Two things the C's need are an experienced point guard and a strong, scoring center, and they got neither out of this deal. I do like the Timberwolves, so I hope Ricky does well and complements KG on the court, and I think he will. Looks like Ainge has already cashed in the chips for this season, so let's hope the C's make some big moves in the off season, otherwise we'll remain in basketball purgatory for the next several years.

4 comments:

Liz said...

Wally was in my class in high school so don't knock him!

eileen said...

No way! What was he like? I'm so going to stalk him and name drop you. Maybe he can get me an in with Paul Pierce.

awkwardandproud said...

Enjoy Wally. We won't miss him too much in MN (or at least I won't). Too 'pretty boy' for me. Although I did enjoy his once-every-ten-games-or-so-good-showing. Maybe he'll perform better in Boston.

Liz said...

He's a nice person- was kinda quiet but very sporty obviously. I had religion class at his house.