Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Celtics are projected to pick 5th if the season ended today, would you trade the pick?
I'll be honest. I want the Celtics to use their lottery pick in a trade for a superstar. Yes, it sounds like a dream. I know Ainge can't snap his fingers that easily. I feel like this draft is over hyped, and I think a top 3 pick will set the Celtics back, more than helping the Celtics. It may help the Celtics 5 or 6 years from now.
But as this roster stands. The Celtics have a top 5 point guard, and still the best play maker in the game. Rondo is a guy that should be the key focus to build around. The Celtics desire should be on established veterans, who are All-Star type players. As I always say. Easier said, than done.
If the Celtics get the top pick, than I don't see a need for Rondo, and that's not what I want. No rookie will come in and help Rondo lead this team back to the playoffs, or to become a contender again. But a player like Kevin Love with Rondo would be the right step in my book. I'm probably wrong, but I think Boston has a small window with Rondo, and if they really want him. They'll look at the best ways to maximize him, and that's not with a 20 year old. If it was Lebron coming into the NBA, than yes. That 20 year old would help. But there is no Lebron in this years draft.
The Celtics have an easy schedule the rest of the way. I expect them at the 5th spot at seasons end.