If you can't win a championship, what's the point of giving guys max contracts?
Boston could have won the title if they had traded Jaylen Brown for Kawhi Leonard. Tatum said himself that he would have traded himself for Anthony Davis.
If the point of the game is to compete for a championship, Ainge has not played the game very well.
The Celtics are hard capped this season with a roster that's worse than it was two years ago when they had Baynes and Rozier. They lost Hayward for nothing and signed Tristan Thompson, who will get killed by elite centers.
For the next three seasons, they will be paying the carcass of Wemba Walker $108M.
In 2021 their four core players (Walker, Tatum, Brown, Smart) will cost over $102M.
In 2022, their three core players (Smart will be a free agent) will cost over $92M. If they bring back Smart, their core will eat up close to $110M.
All that, and they still have don't have a point guard and center who can stay on the floor in playoff crunch time.
I'd say you are the one blinded by rose-tinted sunglasses.