There are a lot of different ways to go about the rebuilding process and a lot will depend on what opportunities present themselves to Danny Ainge. While it is possible that we could take the slow, steady route of building through several drafts, that sounds long and painful and doesn't always produce the kinds of results you'd want. If I had my druthers, I'd want Danny Ainge to gather up a bunch of trade assets and pull off something similar to what he did back in 2007. Thankfully he's already started that process and you could argue that he might end up with a better package of trade chips than he had back in 2007. Granted, there was a lot of fortune and luck with those deals as well. Star players aren't available all the time (though it does seem like one or two pops up on the market every year). It takes a perfect timing and a lot of negotiations to make it work and even then most deals fall through. Still, you have to put yourself in the position to make the right moves or you'll never catch that lightning in a bottle. So I figured I'd break down the trade assets then with what Danny Ainge is holding in his poker hand right now.
Comparing current trade assets to 2007 package deals for Garnett and Allen
Celtics Blog | Oct 26