June 28, 2006 So much for all being quiet! - Here is an addition to the article... WEEI is right now reporting that the trade is Telfair and Theo Ratliff for #7, Raef, and Dickau... More as it comes in.
This from cnnsi.com "Hours before the draft the Celtics agreed to trade their No. 7 pick, Raef Lafrentz and Dan Dickau to Portland for Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and an ‘07 second-rounder."
NEW YORK -- The Boston Celtics acquired second-year Portland Trail Blazers point guard Sebastian Telfair for the No. 7 pick in Wednesday's NBA draft, as well as one or two other players, multiple sources told ESPN.com. The trade was agreed upon Wednesday afternoon but it came after the 2 p.m. ET deadline which means the Celtics will still be on the clock, selecting for the Blazers, when the No. 7 pick comes up during the draft.
Portland will pick at No. 4 and No. 7, barring any more trades.
One of the players from the Celtics could be injured point Dan Dickau (Achilles), but that wasn't confirmed as of Wednesday.
What?!!! I hope this is just a part of things to come. For all we know Ainge may be looking at other trade possibilities.
But lets look at this trade for what it is. We are getting a young PG with potential. Danny Ainge obviously has faith in this kid or else he would not be trading our 7th pick for him. I have seen Telfair play, and he's nowhere near being a star player at this point. But he's got excellent dribbling ability, he's very quick, and he's capable of making incredible passes. But he hasn't put anything together yet, still trying to understand how he needs to play at this level. Coming out of high school, he still hasn't learned the finer points of being a PG. But Ainge must think he's got the ability to be a fine PG, and that's why he gave up the possibility of drafting Gay or Foye to get Telfair.
First thing Bassy needs to do is stop lifting heavy weights. He's too bulky right now, which makes his arm flexibility a bit stiff. In the McD's game he was slimmer, but very flexible. The next time I seen him (playing for Portland this past year), he was a bit bulky and looked a bit stiff.
His potential to run the pick and roll is very good IMO.