Celtics.com is reporting on the first day of workouts with Florida's Corey Brewer, Florida State's Al Thornton, Russian prospect Nikita Shabalkin and South Carolina's Brandon Wallace. Brewer, Thornton and Wallace will work out for the Celtics again tomorrow.
Ainge said he's focusing on six players for the #5 pick, and while he didn't provide an official list of names, Thornton and Brewer are likely two of the six given that they will stay for two days in Boston. Ainge also mentions that Yi is one of the 6 players he is looking at. Neither this article or the one in the Herald mentioned Noah, but I am thinking he has to be in the mix.
Ainge and Rivers spent Wednesday in Los Angeles watching Yi Jianlian workout. Yi didn't face any live competition, and Ainge joked that the workout was "Yi versus a chair." But given that several other players in the draft are opting not to work out against other prospects, the Celtics will take what they can get, and Ainge says he doesn't put much stock into individual workouts anyway. He's more concerned with the body of work he's been studying on Yi and other players.
The article also reports that Danny is still getting calls for the pick but nothing firm as yet.
Meanwhile, Ainge's phone is still running with teams interested in acquiring the #5 pick.
"People are kind of posturing and feeling it out. People who are interested in the fifth pick are probably interested in the fourth pick and the third pick too," Ainge said. "It really isn't solid offers, but there's been a lot of discussion."