I am thinking more and more that Danny is targeting Shelden Williams at #7. There are little clues that I think point to this. Danny's top 6 aren't necessarily others' picks. Doc wants a player who can help right away and Shelden is one of the few bigs who would not be a project. Danny has mentioned several times the need for a veteran Point Guard and Danny brought in several free agent PG's to work out. Danny had said that his guy was in the 12-13 range on the mocks and at the time, that is where Shelden was being listed. Danny hasn't said much of anything about Shelden, instead saying the he knew enough about him not to need him back. Shelden shut down workouts right after his Celtics workout and before he worked out for Minny who picks before us. No one is projecting him to Boston on their Mocks. And I think Shelden fits a need on our team.
Perhaps it’s the price of big men putting a higher premium on jump shots than a post game. Or maybe you can blame it on the Europeanization of the game. But as the cast of true centers dwindles, the pool of power forwards seems to swell with each new draft.
This year’s field is not an exception, and the Celtics have paid close attention for a young strong man who can back up Al Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins. Duke’s Shelden Williams, in particular, has caught their attention. They also liked Cedric Simmons enough to invite him in for a second visit.[More] source: Boston Herald