Where the Celtics land in this years draft could take Ainge into many directions. I believe if Ainge doesn't get one or two, that he may look at 2007 all over again. Ainge could also decide to go another way, unlike the 2007 model. Instead of keeping Rondo like he did Pierce in 2007. Danny could just finally end all ties from the 2008 championship team. Danny is right about where the ping pong balls drop, it could shake things up.
After assimilating the information gained here, the Celtics will be sweating out Tuesday's draft lottery, which will determine the position of the first of their two draft picks.
"It's an important date, in that I think everybody kind of knows where players stand in the draft," said Ainge. "But once you have the lottery, all of sudden you can put names and faces and possibilities a little more clearly into the equation. So before things can really happen, you have to at least know how things are going to stand with draft order and all that."
The Celts could pick as high as first or as low as eighth, but Ainge isn’t preparing any good luck charms.
"I don’t have any superstitions," he said.
"I don't have the attitude of how important it is, and maybe that's just something I'm hiding. But I'm preparing for whatever happens. I know what is most likely to happen and what I'm hoping will happen are two different things. I'm just prepared either way." ...