There were a couple of Celtics questions in Chad Ford's chat. First the question was asked if the lottery was fixed where would the league likely want Oden and Durant to go.
Chad Ford: (12:51 PM ET ) If it was fixed? Oden to Boston. Durant to Chicago.
Now, let's hope that David Stern doesn't read this and fix it so we don't get either just to show that it isn't fixed.
The more I read and think about this the more I believe that Oden and the Celtics were meant for each other. First, we know that Oden wore #20 at Ohio State. It is very hard for players coming in to get their old numbers because of all the numbers that Boston has retired so far. If we look at the long list of retired numbers, we see that numbers 14-25 are all retired except #20. Now I ask you, is that an omen or what? Also when asked his favorite team growing up, he said the Celtics. By all accounts, he is a good character kid. He liked calculus and aced it for goodness sake! His agent said that Boston is the best fit for him. It is meant to be. Let's just hope that the ping pong balls cooperate.
A second Boston related question asked if Doc was likely done now that Carlisle is available.
Maybe ... but I think everything in Boston depends on the draft lottery. Let's wait until May 22 .... I think that will go a long way to determining Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers and even Paul Pierce's future in Boston.
I can only dream about a new coach but don't think it will happen with all the talk about extensions floating around toward the end of the season.