Grunfeld Following Ted Leonsis’ Plan?
If that doesn’t make sense, well, it’s time to take a serious look at what (Ernie) Grunfeld has done since (Ted) Leonsis took over rather than get caught up in How-Can-Ernie-Possibly-Be-Back? rhetoric.
Grunfeld has made a total of eight deals since Leonsis became majority owner in the spring of 2010. John Wall was a no-brainer as the No. 1 draft pick, but remember that two second-round picks were also dealt away that day for draft rights that amounted to Trevor Booker.
Later that summer Grunfeld got money to take Kirk Hinrich off Chicago’s hands and ended up with the draft rights to Kevin Seraphin in exchange for the rights to Vladimir Veremeenko, who has yet to play an NBA game. Serpahin, meanwhile, has shown he can be a bona fide presence in the paint.