The Boston Celtics improved their team in the offseason of 2011—just not by much. They made only a handful of moves, and only one of them really turned out to be all that beneficial.
But can you find fault with Danny Ainge when he found a way to keep the Celtics competitive, even pushing the Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals?
It was a great year for the Celts and even if it wasn't entirely due to their last offseason, it's worth taking a look at the roster tinkering that Ainge did do and to re-evaluate how it all worked out. In the end, it's the results that matter, and the results were good. So let's keep that in mind as we review a couple of dubious moves, along with one rather brilliant one.