I hope this doesn't turn into another thread where people think others are bashing Ainge, but following the draft, looking aehad to free agency I thought it might be worth reviewing Ainges moves and see how folks rate them outside of the trades and free agent moves throughout his career. For a simple summary here's a portion of a Celtics Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Boston_Celtics#Rebuilding_anew:_The_Ainge_years I'm interested in seeing whether people think specific moves were good, bad, or a wash: My overall feeling looking over this is that the majority of free agent and trade moves were pretty mediocre. But then, there's a lot of mediocre talent in the NBA as well so I'm not exactly faulting Ainge for often trying to do something with nothing, or taking a chance, giving up a good player in the hopes of shaking things up enough to give himself some better ammunution. But that being said, there was very clearly no "master plan" that was all designed to bring Garnett and Ray Allen here. Ainge kept shaking up the pieces to the puzzle hoping something good happened, but for the most part were all prety inconsequential. Meanwhile made pretty consistently excellent draft moves, and when his plan A of drafting Oden to continue rebuilding came through, with his back against the wall knowing it was do or die time for his Boston career, he made the big bold move that paid off in a BIG way to bring Allen and Garnett into town. The subsequent trades for quality free agents this past season I think come by way of good role players who wanted to come here. But that's just my opinion. Now with this year's free agent moves or trades, as with building roster depth last season, I think its clear that with the Big Three Ainge will have good players doing what they can to come here - so I have every confidence this offseason will be solid.