Celtics made the right decision not trading Tatum for AD - Sarah Kustok | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST

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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    Did the Celtics make the right decision?

    • Ronnie Patton
      Ronnie Patton  2 months back

      Nick looks cute with the new hair and beard!

    • Surf Surfing
      Surf Surfing  2 months back

      Imagine if TOR did this in 2018 season?


      Yes, Danny made the wrong move.....

    • chill Will
      chill Will  2 months back

      Yes because he wanted to be with lbj.

    • Joe Schmo
      Joe Schmo  2 months back

      Of course they did. Why trade the house away for a one year rental? It doesn't make sense. For the Celtics, keep with what you have, get rid of Kyrie and make another playoff run.

  • Magister Tremere
    Magister Tremere  2 days back

    Nick described Danny Ainge's meandering perfectly. That's all he ever does... Keeps the team frustratingly mediocre or one calamity away from it.

    • Declan Morse
      Declan Morse  2 weeks back

      Only if they knew that Paul George ultimately ended up in LA anyway

      • HateItOrLuvIt 215
        HateItOrLuvIt 215  1 months back

        Dis mf got hair now 🤦😂😂😂😂😂

        • Big Boom
          Big Boom  1 months back

          We don’t want another mini window Nick we want a dynasty

          • Big Boom
            Big Boom  1 months back

            If A player doesn’t say I wanna play for Boston trade me to Boston you don’t trade those kinds of assets i like home grown Celtics players anyway

            • germandust02
              germandust02  1 months back

              nick nice hair line hot garbage your hair line still cant distract me from your beak :/

              • Francisco A. De La Cruz
                Francisco A. De La Cruz  1 months back

                2 celtics hater in hear lol🤦‍♂️

                • Jay Sarno
                  Jay Sarno  1 months back

                  "Almost trade for X"... Mostly media BS trades in the first place.

                  • The Reasonable Canadian
                    The Reasonable Canadian  1 months back

                    Boston failed in trading for Kyrie....short term it was better than IT, but it stunted the growth of the young guns and consequently they lost some key pieces because of this debacle

                    • Jimmy Lopez
                      Jimmy Lopez  2 months back

                      Tatum has lead his team to a Conference Finals....All Anthony Davis is lose every year

                      • Artemio Macalino
                        Artemio Macalino  2 months back

                        So what now Nick?!

                        PG and Kahwi —> LAC
                        Kyrie —> Nets
                        So... good no trade by the Celtics.

                        • Clover Sprinkles
                          Clover Sprinkles  2 months back

                          My comment would to stop current players from having or owning sports agencies themselves, or whatever, there is no more “team” in the nba, no more Anticipation of the Detroit vs Chicago regular season which was like the playoffs, no more Lakers vs Celtics, no more Heat vs Knicks, the intensity is gone, all that matters is who can vie for second place, anyway we glad that the KD did not re sign with GS, or The Klaw not joining Lakers, like whhheeeeewww... for now the next season will be better could be the best in the last 3 years...

                          • Brandon
                            Brandon  2 months back

                            Irving and Davis both have knee injury problems 😬

                          • Sean Molloy
                            Sean Molloy  2 months back

                            Celtics weren't able to trade for George untill after Hayward signing. OKC jumped in. Ainge absolutely would have done that trade if given the chance.

                            • sirt3z
                              sirt3z  2 months back

                              I would not trade Hayward Tatum or Brown for anyone right now

                              • Trevor Cheeks
                                Trevor Cheeks  2 months back

                                You guys need to put some respect on Danny Ainge's name. Danny Ainge is one of the smartest GM’s in the league. He will bring us another championship. You can believe that!!!

                                • Antonio PT
                                  Antonio PT  2 months back

                                  Nick Wright is paid to say this nonsense

                                  • FENG SHUI
                                    FENG SHUI  2 months back

                                    Tatum is sooooo over hyped 😂 He legit REFUSES to drive the ball to the paint

                                    • Jeffery Phillips
                                      Jeffery Phillips  2 months back

                                      Boston hater here #HEATLIFER but in my opinion the Kemba walker led Celtics will have a better record than the 2019 celtics and Kyrie’s Nets🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ how’s that for a cold take?

                                      • Rene Ortiz
                                        Rene Ortiz  2 months back

                                        Free sgents sigmings Horford Hayward Walker lol
                                        But no one wants to play in Boston??

                                    • Gino Vincenzo
                                      Gino Vincenzo  2 months back

                                      What about trading for Kyrie ? Wasn't that taking a risk

                                      • Carl Kelly
                                        Carl Kelly  2 months back

                                        Players should just stay where they are and try to win , if players keep moving every season its not fun , superstars Should just stay with team that drafted them and go through the ups and downs

                                        • Simply Timm
                                          Simply Timm  2 months back

                                          AD to Laker's experience is going to be a failure injuries couple with bad chemistry will be the main reasons he will not win any chips.

                                          • Floyd Threat
                                            Floyd Threat  2 months back

                                            Tatum is way overrated so I don't know why Danny Ainge would part with him. For a 2nd pick in the draft he has regressed. Kyle Kuzma who wasa 30th pic has put up better number and is ascending.

                                            • Basketball Empire
                                              Basketball Empire  2 months back

                                              Floyd Threat “Regressed”... Bro.. You clearly aren’t a Celtics fan because you couldn’t possibly say he wasn’t a better player his rookie year to his sophomore year. We got deeper, he had less opportunity, but skillset, IQ, and athletically improved a lot. Looking at box scores don’t tell the whole story.

                                          • John C.
                                            John C.  2 months back

                                            Tatum for AD? I trade 10 tatum for 1 AD

                                            • RayMcGunna
                                              RayMcGunna  2 months back

                                              I think everybody forgets what the celtics offered for Paul George and they didn't even call back...

                                              • sr dargo
                                                sr dargo  2 months back

                                                They have a phenomenal young core. Should've just stayed the course without a superstar. Smart, Brown, Tatum and everyone else that made the conference finals 2 years ago with Stephens a Larry Larry Brown type coach would've done better.

                                                • Max Rayman
                                                  Max Rayman  2 months back

                                                  What assets? The only asset they have is Jayson Tatum and he at best will be an all star in a few years

                                                  • Argie Stokes
                                                    Argie Stokes  2 months back

                                                    Listening to nick Wright make you really think he knows what he talking about but we know he clueless. Jon b want to be.

                                                    • Derek Cain
                                                      Derek Cain  2 months back

                                                      When has LA, Boston and New York ever sign Big Name FAs 9 times outta 10 those teams gotta trade for them!

                                                      • T Noah Thomas
                                                        T Noah Thomas  2 months back

                                                        Life isn't a vacuum it's an ecosystem

                                                        • NeoMicy
                                                          NeoMicy  2 months back

                                                          Luckily this ANalyst guys are analysts and not GMs

                                                          • donmon808
                                                            donmon808  2 months back

                                                            The Raptors won even if he leaves

                                                            • statline
                                                              statline  2 months back

                                                              Where's Chris Mannix lmao

                                                              • Max 117
                                                                Max 117  2 months back

                                                                The Celtics won the title in 2008. It's not that long ago. Let it go. You can talk about risks all you want, but whose risk has worked out?


                                                                - OKC got PG and they didn't do anything
                                                                - Philly tanked for 10 years, then they got Butler and Harris and didn't get far in the playoffs
                                                                - Lakers got LeBron and didn't make the playoffs
                                                                - Rockets got CP3 and now they're stuck with one of the worst contracts in the league
                                                                - Celtics got Kyrie and he has shown he doesn't wanna stay


                                                                Raptors got Kawhi for one year, but was it actually a risk they took? They traded DeRozan who they already invested many years into and KNEW he was inferior to Kawhi. That's far from trading a 21 year old guy who hadn't reached his prime for a guy like AD who has injury trouble and never did anything in the playoffs. Kawhi has proven he's a playoff monster.



                                                                I think the Celtics did good in staying put. You never know, a great deal might pop up outta nowhere and they'll be able to jump on it. All those other teams are currently stuck as non-contenders with teams that DRAFTED most of their stars ahead of them.


                                                                The Warriors, Bucks, Nuggets, and Raptors drafted most of their guys and imo they're better positioned to make a run next year.

                                                                • tclass99
                                                                  tclass99  2 months back

                                                                  Ainge should have dealt Kyrie to either the Knicks or the Nets at the trade deadline. Could have netted some nice assets from either team. Maybe DLo and filler or a combo of MRob, DSJ and that knicks pick.

                                                                  • Brave Old Worlds
                                                                    Brave Old Worlds  2 months back

                                                                    It’s likely Nick would bankrupt an NBA franchise within 3 years as its GM. 😭

                                                                    • whatudoin1
                                                                      whatudoin1  2 months back

                                                                      I just want to rip off that hair piece

                                                                      • C W
                                                                        C W  2 months back

                                                                        I might have to make a YouTube channel and talk sports...Celtics just keep the guys you got...keep Rozier ...they got a championship caliber team already...people forgetting they was a game away from the Finals with both Kyrie and Hayward out the playoffs? Trade Hayward for a good center or resign Horford

                                                                        • Richard Faymonville
                                                                          Richard Faymonville  2 months back

                                                                          Cris seems to forget something about that KG trade to Boston: Minnesota owner Glen Taylor told Kevin McHale to trade KG as he wasn't going to pay him another $100M contract, just to lose in the postseason. And what did Danny give Kevin for KG? Almost an entire team! Including Al Jefferson, who would make the all-star team (after MN traded him -- THAT'S ON YOU, GLEN TAYLOR!!), Gerald Green, who's still playing in the NBA, Ryan Gomes, a solid player, and promising point guard Sebatian "Two-Gun" Telfair. AND two first round picks. Enough with the narrative that McHale gave KG to Danny for nothing.

                                                                          • miamiwaffles
                                                                            miamiwaffles  2 months back

                                                                            With no star it gives Tatum the chance to lead and now we can see if he a star or a good player

                                                                            • KWRBT
                                                                              KWRBT  2 months back

                                                                              Nick Wright should never manage a basketball team.

                                                                              • Joaquin
                                                                                Joaquin  2 months back

                                                                                Back to the kitchen

                                                                                • Fred Smith
                                                                                  Fred Smith  2 months back

                                                                                  Nick "Hair is Wrong" Wright

                                                                                  • triscat
                                                                                    triscat  2 months back

                                                                                    Vanilla Wafer Basketball Goddess.

                                                                                    • Oliver Phippen
                                                                                      Oliver Phippen  2 months back

                                                                                      KYRIE was a poison ????and he poisoned Hartford ???

                                                                                      • Oliver Phippen
                                                                                        Oliver Phippen  2 months back

                                                                                        Chris Carter was correct ???

                                                                                        • Oliver Phippen
                                                                                          Oliver Phippen  2 months back

                                                                                          The blond is pretty smart ??