I think some Boston Celtics fans were beginning to forget.
Danny Ainge finally used some of those coveted assets to acquire a true superstar. It made the Celtics a pretty formidable team this season, and beyond.
Yes, the Celtics gave up a lot to get him. But, if you want something you need to give up something. So, in order to get a top point guard, the celtics had to give up Isaiah Thomas, a less talented point guard, a serviceable forward in Jae Crowder, and the Brooklyn pick.
Yeah. I said it was a lot.
But, they didn't have to part with the two youngest stars, in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. So, they kept some assets, and traded some others.
Because, at some point you need to make a choice. To fish, or cut bait.
There's a limit on how much talent one team can have. After all, you only get the twelve players every game. Only five in the starting line-up. At some point, having five small forwards stops making sense. At some point winning now becomes more important than potentially winning later.
So, the Celtics went with the known. They know what type of player Irving is. They know who Brown and Tatum are. They don't know what will happen with Thomas. They don't know what that Brooklyn pick will bring.
They know this gives them a damn good team.
Keeping all the assets doesn't do that.
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