‘Toine is back! I don’t think this is the time for my “AC’s feelings on basketball” blog, but I should at least mention that I don’t care about basketball. In October of 2003, Danny Ainge traded Antoine Walker to Dallas for some other players and maybe some draft picks or cash. Who knows? Anyway, while listening to WEEI this afternoon one of the substitute hosts for the “Dale Arnold Show” (possibly more on this later) said by far the most interesting thing I’ve ever heard on sports talk radio. This is a paraphrasation of the quotation, but… “If Danny Ainge hadn’t traded Antoine a year and a half ago, he wouldn’t have been in the position to make this trade today.” The context of the discussion let me know that what he meant was that without the players he got for Walker a year and a half ago, he wouldn’t have been in the position to pick up an impact player for the playoff drive. The obvious point, though is that if Ainge hadn’t traded Antoine he wouldn’t need him as an impact player because he would have already been there. Which wouldn’t have made him an impact player, but a current player. Walker wouldn’t be a big midseason boost, but maybe if he had been there all season, they’d have won more games?
AC Basketball Talk Episode One over and out.