Well, Draft Day is finally here and after a week filled with rumors springing up everywhere it seems like we have hit the calm before the storm. No one still knows what will happen in the draft and this morning's glance at the mocks show just as much confusion as yesterday, if not more so. The Mocks are all in now and all that is left is the waiting to see where the chips may fall.
Rumors have been coming in from everywhere including:
Dickau and #7 for Telfair and #30 (Portland)
#7 for Duhon and #16 (Chicago)
#7 and Wally for Iverson (Philly)
Wally to Jazz, Boozer to Philly, Iverson to Boston (Philly/Jazz)
Green, Jefferson and Wally for Iverson (Philly/?)
Same Trade as above only looking for a 3rd team (Philly/?)
#7 for #12 and #15 (New Orleans)
#7 for #12 and a player (New Orleans)
#7 for #11 and a player (Orlando)
The Celtics will not take Gay even if he is available (Katz)
Boston is taking Foye, S Williams, M Williams, Simmons, Roy, Gay, Thomas, Aldridge, Bargnani, and __________ (fill in the blank with player of your choice)
It has been a very crazy week. Today has been relatively quiet with everyone preparing for the draft tonight. We know that the Celtics didn't swap picks with anyone because that had to be done by 2 this afternoon. But they can make a trade after the picks have gone down tonight.
As far as the Iverson rumors go, everyone seems to be sure that they have legs and that Danny is doing all he can to bring Iverson to Boston. I wouldn't mind a Wally for Iverson trade. I wouldn't mind a Wally and #7 for Iverson trade. I wouldn't even mind a Wally and #7 and future pick trade for Iverson. Or even a Wally, Allen, and #7 trade for Iverson... or maybe even a Wally, exception, #7, future pick, Allen, Scal, Dickau, trade for Iverson.... BUT I am definintely opposed to any trade that moves Big Al and Green but that seems to be the dominant rumor out there right now. From all reports, they are trying to find a team that has a player that Philly wants who will take Wally and whoever for Iverson. The latest is that Cleveland is a possibility.
But since that will more than likely happen after the draft, I am concentrating on that today. I have my special Draft Day shirt all ready for tonight... I have my Hondo card taped to the TV for luck and am all set for a wild ride tonight. Don't forget the live call in show over at CelticsStuff tonight. It should be a lot of fun!!!