The Celtics currently have the #7 pick in this year's NBA draft. While it's possible that a pre-draft trade could change our drafting position, it seems appropriate to take a quick look at the statistical history of the #7 pick.
There have been many significant number 7 picks, led by the Celtics all-time scoring leader John Havlicek (Boston, 1962), and including current NBA players Kirk Hinrich (Chicago, 2003), Richard Hamilton (Washington, 1999), and Charlie Villanueva (Toronto, 2005), among others. In addition, there have been some more forgettable picks, such as Ollie Johnson (Boston, 1965) and Al Bunge (Philadelphia, 1960), neither of whom played a single NBA minute. But not every #7 pick can be an Hall of Famer, and most will actually end up being contributing members of NBA teams. So what should we expect from the #7 pick in the draft? We took a look back at the NBA drafts since 1986 in order to find out. [More] source: celtics.com
Most likely, it'll come down to 3 players: Randy Foye, Patrick O'Bryant, or Marcus Williams.
Foye can probably make the most impact at the impact at PG because he is a scorer, an aggressive player, and a defensive presence. Marcus Williams is the best option to get our offense flowing smoothly, and O'Bryant (if he has that inner drive) has a chance to be our starting Center if he proves to be more valuable on the court than Perkins.