'So, who assumes all the pressure now?'
Every fiber in my body tenses up at the thought of what I'm about to write: Dan Shaughnessy wrote a good column.
He nails Danny Ainge. Which is why I love the column. ... Any enemy of my enemy is my friend. ... The best part is Dan allows Trader Danny to ramble on. Like this quote: "The gist of the criticism has been that we're wishy-washy in our plans and not consistent with our public message." ... Does Ainge really believe that's the 'gist of the criticism'? It doesn't have anything to do with the team tanking this season? What was he doing the first two years before he settled on making Paul Pierce central to the rebuilding effort? Why did it take two years after that brilliant realization to act upon it? ... Danny also acknowledges he probably would have gone on vacation if the ping-pong ball had given the Celts the No. 1 or 2 pick -- indicating the youth-movement would have been alive and well today if it wasn't for dumb bad luck. ... Now this
could be good luck. But I'm sure someone will say it's all part of the 'bleed green' rebuilding plan that's been misinterpreted by so many. ...