A recent Hardwood Houdini article allowed readers to take the role of Danny Ainge as they made decisions for the Boston Celtics during the 2019 trade deadline. Here is an overview of the choices our readers picked.
When an article allowing readers to interact with a Boston Celtics trade deadline story was posted on Hardwood Houdini earlier this week, fans played around with the different paths had at their disposal as GM Danny Ainge.
Readers had many different decisions to make: whether or not to leak a trade offer, whether to make a trade or stand pat, and who to trade if they decide to make a move. Choices made had direct consequences on the rest of the story, and there are several different endings you can end up with based on these decisions.
And with this story came a lot of interesting results based on the choices our readers made. We have data on which options were picked over others, and the popularity of each ending.
That’s right. We’ll talk about the most popular ending, the least popular ending, as well as crucial decisions that left readers at a crossroads throughout the exercise.
While this is mostly just a fun look at a silly exercise, there should be some intriguing gems to dig through here – it’ll be entertaining to see how much of what Celtics fans wanted lines up with Danny Ainge’s agenda before the trade deadline at 3 p.m.
To start, let’s look at the very first decision you have to make: leaking a trade offer, or staying silent in the media.