Since the Lottery there have been lots and lots of stories and links out there about the draft, the lottery, and the Celtics. After a few days, I will be once again scrounging around trying to find new blog posts because there is nothing in the papers again. Most of the stories center on how bad the Celtics are, what lousy luck they have and how much people dislike the Celtics.
On Celtics Blog, Jeff discusses the bait that we have to offer team to reel in the big one in a trade. The Eagle Tribune tells us that it is back to the drawing board for the Celtics. I think we have a great core of players who are much better than our record last year shows and we can add a good player this season and be a very good team. The weak link in my opinion is still Doc.
While searching out the links this morning I was amazed by how much vitriol there is out there for the Celtics. People really do hate us. You can find evidence here (the picture on this one really hurts), here, and here.
Boston Sports Review has a good piece on Robert Parish. He wants to get into coaching and I believe he would be a good coach. He and Clifford Ray run big men's camps every off season and hopefully he will get a chance to coach somewhere. It's too bad that the Celtics don't make him an assistant coach to help him get his foot in the door.
The danger of selecting fifth is Ainge could trade the pick, even though there’s going to be an excellent player available such as Al Thornton, Julian Wright, Mike Conley, Al Horford, Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah. He wouldn’t have dared dealt the first or second choice.
Knowing Ainge’s history, some team just has to flash an over-the-hill veteran or flawed young player with character issues and there goes Boston’s chances of getting a legitimate talent with the fifth pick.
Psst Danny. I hear Clifford Robinson can be had.
This hit home because these have been my fears ever since the lottery. We can get a good player with the 5th pick. One who can come in and help right away such as Noah or Brewer. Danny drafts well. But my fear is another debacle like last draft day where we lose a draft pick who may be the rookie of the year and we end up with some broken down player or a malcontent who doesn't help us at all. Danny does well in the draft but terrible in trades. Please, Danny, keep the pick. We don't need any more disappointment from this draft. [Discuss this topic on the Celtics Green Forums!]