Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/18/14
I have been away from the internet since the trade deadline passed, but I'm sure there's an outrage somewhere because "Danny Ainge hasn't blown this team up" or that "Danny Ainge didn't make any big moves." (Reportedly, Felger was ripping Ainge apart yesterday, and I'm not shocked to hear that from someone who doesn't know anything about the game of basketball) Even though those are reasonable frustrations, they don't make sense. At all. Yes, it is disappointing to see that your team hasn't improved direly as your one chance to do that expires. However, you need to realize this: You don't make deals just to make deals. Why do teams make trades? To cut salaries, to improve in the short-run, to rebuild, or a mixture of all. (Or they might have Dwightitis, which is a rare but deadly case.) So guess what? Danny Ainge has tried to do exactly that. Fans of "blow the team up" ideology seem to forget their reasoning and focus on the outcome quite often. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are g...
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