i really like the draft results for the celtics. and i would prefer getting garnett to getting iverson. if we were to get iverson then west is gone i think. philly would prefer the local product who currently might be the best of our young pg bunch.
Going into the NBA Draft, the Celtics needed a point guard. But in the days leading up to last night, they decided none of those floor generals available were worth taking with the seventh overall pick.
Undaunted, they got the distributor they needed anyway - and then some. The Celts acquired Sebastian Telfair from Portland along with shot-blocking center Theo Ratliff and a 2008 second-round pick, sending the No. 7 choice (they took Randy Foye for the Trail Blazers, who then moved him to Minnesota), Raef LaFrentz and Dan Dickau. The C’s also parted with some cash in the move.
the phoenix deal is better than initally thought as well
When one of the point guards they liked still was on the board late, the Celts swung another deal with Phoenix, using a trade exception to get the rights to No. 21 pick Rajon Rondo for Cleveland’s first-round pick next season. In addition, the C’s will get Brian Grant, but the Suns will send enough cash to pay for the last year of his contract ($1.8 million). The Celts currently plan to release him.
overall every "expert"seems to be thinking we got better, so the only thing hurt is the wisful thinking of the overzealous celtics fans. who btw as expected, are divided into haters and lovers Said one Western Conference personnel man with a strong track record on evaluations, “Paul Pierce is going to love playing with Sebastian Telfair.”
Ainge is known to have been a Telfair fan since seeing him as a high schooler in New York. “We think that he is probably the most ready of all the young point guards that were in the draft,” Ainge said. “He’s the same age as most of those guys (21), and he’s got (2,971) minutes under his belt.”
again, danny was able to buy when the price is low. kudos for that!