Just a quick comparison between rosters then and now.
Before Ainge (w/ points per game):
Paul Pierce (25.9), Antoine Walker (20.1), Tony Delk (9.8), Eric Williams (9.1), J.R. Bremer (8.3), Tony Battie (7.3), Walter McCarty (6.1), Vin Baker (5.2), Mark Blount (4.4), Bimbo Coles (3.7), Kedrick Brown (2.8), Grant Long (1.8), Bruno Sundov (1.2), Ruben Wolkowyski (0.7), Mark Bryant (0)
After Ainge so far:
Paul Pierce, Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Chucky Atkins, Jiri Welsch, Marcus Banks, Raef LaFrentz, Al Jefferson, Delonte West, Chris Mihm, Tony Allen, Kendrick Perkins, Walter McCarty, Jumaine Jones, Ernest Brown, Michael Stewart, Justin Reed
On a side note, if I'm not mistaken, all the guys traded by Ainge have now been either traded again, released, or are currently looking for work with a new club via free agency (Eric Williams).
Today Chad Ford made a big deal about how good a job Zeke has done remaking the New York roster. And I give him credit for spending his bosses money the best way he can. I just wanted to do a quick review of what Ainge has done - especially considering that he started with 3 max salaries and now has cap flexibility and young talent.
You can argue all day long about who won which trades, but at the end of the day, I'm going to base my judgment on Ainge by the total package and the wins and loses resulting from his moves. Last year was a throw-away, but as I mentioned before, the honeymoon is over and the team better be better.