Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever
You can't compare our team to BOS or LA though... those are veteran-laden championship calibre teams with tenured coaches.
The other underrated aspect of playing for Boston or LA - LEGACY! If you read interviews of how Danny Ainge got Paul Pierce to stay before he landed Ray Allen and KG, it was on the legacy angle, and that eventually they'd put something great together in Boston and he could try to get his name up there with other NBA greats.
Back on the topic of the thread - I really like Bayless too. Good head on his shoulders, and he's developed into a much more mature player than he was three years ago. It's getting to be like Hockey draft picks with the young players coming in. It takes them a few years to pan out and reach their potential. Shit, look at Bargnani. It's taken him 5 years to really become the dominant scorer we knew he could be (if he only stopped committing boneheaded mistakes!).