Gordon Hayward has already cost the Celtics more than he’s worth
Danny Ainge is getting rave reviews for landing prized free agent Gordon Hayward. As it was sold, landing Hayward would be a major addition and allow Ainge to keep his precious assets. But, as a consequence of the trade, the Celtics had to let Kelly Olynyk walk for nothing, may have to include Jae Crowder in a deal with Utah, and just announced they were sending shooting guard, and their best defensive player, Avery Bradley to Detroit. All of this has been done to make room for Hayward.
Colin thinks Hayward is at best the third of a potential Big 3, and the loss of Olynyk and Bradley in exchange for Hayward isn’t even a net gain. The important thing is Danny Ainge has his assets. God forbid they ever pull the trigger on a big deal.
“Gordon Hayward, 22 (ppg) arrives, and between Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk, 26 points leaves town.”
The Knicks continue to be the worst run NBA franchise
The Knicks are the worst organization in professional sports and took steps to further their reputation by making the single worst transaction of the NBA offseason by signing Tim Hardaway, Jr. to a 4-year $71 million offer sheet to a 14-point a game shooting guard that they traded away 2 years ago for the rights to backup Jerian Grant.
The move is already getting deservedly destroyed in NBA front offices and the New York media, as well it should. They haven’t even hired a GM yet, but have saddled whoever they eventually hire with another terrible contract to go along with Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee’s bad deals.
Colin has said before that the Knicks will never change until James Dolan sells the team, until then it’s just more song material for his crappy blues band.
“Money doesn’t solve problems, if you don’t know what to do with it.”
Peter King – Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB is in-studio to talk Derek Carr’s contract; if Joe Flacco and the Ravens are at a crossroads; and why Pete Carroll’s Seattle locker room is becoming a problem.
Mark Medina – L.A. Daily News Laker beat writer joins the show from the NBA summer League to talk Lonzo Ball’s debut tonight; what conclusions can be drawn from the Summer League; and why the Lakers want to set the tone for their turnaround.
Ric Bucher –Bleacher Report NBA Insider joins the show to explain why he’s not as excited as most about Boston signing Gordon Hayward and why the NBA should abolish conferences.