spent years presiding over some pretty rank teams, I can understand your fears.
But this is a decade-long list, and while some of the men at the top of this
page may have better futures (and won't have to pay Kevin Garnett over $21
million in 2011-12), Ainge's drafting acumen and willingness to take chances
make him a winner in my book. If not one in the standings, from 2003 until
This analysis is right on the money.
Here's a look at the best players Danny Ainge drafted (or traded for on draft night) over the past 6 years:
- Kendrick Perkins
- Al Jefferson
- Delonte West
- Ryan Gomes
- Rajon Rondo
- Glen Davis
- Leon Powe
- Tony Allen
He's had his share of clunkers too – Marcus Banks, Gerald Green, Telfair, LaFrentz, etc, but the criticism ends with Ray Allen, KG and Banner 17.
R.C. Buford may hold the GM title in San Antonio and top spot on the list, but isn't Pop pulling all the strings?