The Herald and Globe both report briefly on Danny's trip to see Jeff Green in DC. The Herald article also discusses the Marion and Lewis trade rumors. Here is the last part of the Globe article that gives Danny's impression of Green as well as some future workout plans.
"Green is a very good player," said Ainge. "He's very versatile. He's a good player all around. He handles well, passes well, and shoots well. He's a good athlete, a well-rounded player." After the workout, Ainge, Rivers, and Hill watched possible second-round prospects, though they are more likely summer league team candidates. Ainge will watch more second-round candidates today in New York, completing an East Coast trip that started Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the Celtics looked at University of Washington center Spencer Hawes in a noncompetition workout. Hawes is not on the Celtics' short list for the No. 5 pick, but he could be a possibility if the Celtics move down in the draft. The Celtics will resume predraft workouts in Waltham Monday, getting a look at Kansas forward Julian Wright and Holy Cross guard Keith Simmons
. The LA Times reports that Kobe is once again asking out of LA. I doubt he would come to Boston but stranger things have happened. ESPN reports that Monday is the final day to withdraw from the draft. This could change things as a couple of the projected lottery picks may withdraw, including Jeff Green and Spencer Hawes.
Rivals.com feels that Brandon Wright could be taken early in the draft. Many of the rumors I have heard have him going to Atlanta with the 3rd pick. In the NY Sun, Hollinger feels that there is too much emphasis put on the pre-draft workouts.
Sports Hernia has a bit of satire that has Danny ready to fire himself after an analysis by the Brain Doc. TSN reports that GMs have just 8 weeks each year to cement their reputations.
The Journal Sentinel reports that Noah elected not to work out for the Bucks who pick just behind the Celtics. It would be too much to hope that he got a promise at #5 from the Celtics. More likely that he just doesn't like Milwaukee. Draft Express evaluates the Small Forward class in this draft.
Counting down the days to the draft: just 12 days left. Danny is evaluating players for the 5th pick as well as a few that would be available if he should move down in the draft. I can't help but worry about what Danny might do. I am hoping for Noah in the draft, but I am not all that worried about who he will draft. He has shown from the past that he is very good at evaluating draft talent. I worry about the trade that he may make as he has also proved that he is terrible at making trades. Stay tuned to LOY's Place for reports on news and rumors as we hear them.
Do you know anything about Jeff Green? I saw him play with Georgetown in the tourney and liked his game but have not read a lot about how he'll translate to the pro game. I think he might be a guy who does a lot of things well but nothing spectacular, but I really don't know.
I get the same impression from Green - that he does everything well and is very versatile. He isn't going to be spectacular but will come in and help a team right away. He measures 6'9 in shoes and has a 7' wing span and so he has decent size as well.