There has been many posts,and many main page posts. All around the dislike of the trade, or the trade could spell doom for the Celtics.
I will say this. I went threw many stages in the past two days about
the trade. First I saw the deal, and thought it was just a rumor. Then
it was official. It was hard for me to take. Perk was the longest tenure
Celtic out side of Paul. We won't be able to replace Perk as a player
or as real person out side of basketball. He was apart of the starting
unit that brought us the 17th title. It may appear Danny may have made
this team better. We brought in a guy who can score,and who can play two
spots on the floor. We also have three roster spots for talent we can
bring in. We can bring one or two rebounders. The Celtics could be a
deeper team then before. There at least 10 guys out there who will be
bought out,and who could walk in here and help.
This trade could very well back fire. I wanted to bring up a few
trades that have worked out and that have tanked. I have a top ten list
of trades. The top 5 best and top 5 worst, I wanted to focus on deadline
deals or trades close to the deadline. Not on trades done before the
The Worst five trades of all-time
5. Sorry Shaq but this deal ruined this team. The Suns on the day of the move had the best record in the West. They never saw the top spot again. After the Suns traded Shawn Marion for O'neal. The Suns wanted to compete with the Spurs. The Spurs at the time had the title of defending champs. The Lakers
also just traded for Gasol. They tried to change the style of play.
They wanted to run and slow the game down. That really doesn't make
sense to me. They lost in the first round to the Spurs. They also missed
the playoffs the next season with Shaq.
4. The Human highlight film was traded to the Clippers. Why did the Hawks
trade him? I don't recall why they moved him. They had the best record
in the EAST. They also had one of the best players in the league. Yes he
was on the decline,but why mess that up mid season. They traded him for
Danny Manning who only played 22 games for them. He was hurt for the
rest of the season. They could have competed for a title that year,and
who knows how many years after?
3.The Celtics trade Joe Johnson
for Rodney Rogers and Tony Delk. This trade seem to work for the
moment. Rogers and Delk helped the Celtics make it to the 2002 East
finals. Rogers soon departed. Johnson soon became an all star. Not that
soon,but by 2006 he became a solid player. I guess if we still had Joe
in a Celtics uniform the Big three may have never been formed. It still
was a bad trade,and this one was a homer pick.
2. The Bucks trade Ray Allen
to Seattle for Gary Payton. Gary was on the down part of his career. I
don't remember the reason of the trade. I do know it was a bad deal for
the Bucks for the time,and for there future. They already had a older
point guard in Sam Cassel. This move didn't make much sense to me. Ray
went on to bigger and better things. The Bucks have not been a
consistent playoff team.
1. Billups traded to Denver for A.I. This killed Iverson's career,and also killed the Pistons
run to the East finals. The team clearly went in the wrong direction.
The most consistent Piston,and still is to this day was traded then. He
Help drive the Nuggets to the West Finals.
The Top5 best deals.
5. DIKEMBE MUTOMBO traded to the Sixers in 2001. He helped drive the 76ers
to the Finals that year. The 76ers made a bold move. Kind of like the
Celtics trading Perk and others yesterday. The Sixers had the best
record in the league,but they had major injuries and they tradeda young
Theo Ratlif,and Toni Kukoc and Nazr Mohammed. The Sixers went on to the Finals sparked by Dikembe's defense.
traded to the Lakers mid year. This trade was awful on the sense of
what the Lakers did not have to give up. He came in to replace Bynum who
went down with a season ending injury. He gave Kobe that second star
guy he needed. A big who could score at a high clip. They went to the
Finals and lost,but have won two titles since.
3. Trevor Ariza
traded to the Lakers in the middle of the 08 season. This trade
wouldn't be effected until the 2009 season. Ariza in countless playoff
games saved the Lakers. Especially in the Denver series. I would rank
this one right there with the Gasol deal, but this trade at the time
didn't seem so dynamic in the things that would come.
2.Drexler traded to Houston for Otis Thorpe and Tracy Murray. This
was a deal that was supposed to shake up the Defending Champs. It did
just that. This was a deal that many thought hurt the teams down low
game. Thorpe was the dirty guy down low. He was the guy who got the
boards,and let Hakem block shots,and to do his thing on offense. Drexler
was much older,but he was hungry for a NBA title. The rest is history.
He got his title.
1.Wallace to the Pistons. Thank Danny Ainge for this one. This trade
is well known to the NBA die hards. This was the trade that gave the
Pistons the Edge. Sheed was the perfect fit for this team. He was a team
guy. This team played as one. Sheed only played one game for the Hawks.
The Hawks got a lot of flack for it in the day. Looking back it also
helped there team in the building process. It made sense for them. Sheed
was also on the last year of his contract. Sheed also helped the
Pistons win the title,and they made the finals the next season only to
the lose in seven.
The trade made yesterday could go down as one of the worst,or maybe
just one trade that had to happen. There are many more trades that have
had bad or good results. The trades I have spoken of have stuck in my
mind. Please share some trades I have forgot.