a blog by Big Red
What is Trader Danny going to do? The Celtics have 27 hours to figure out their shit, or else we might end up making a mistake and drafting a guy who's not ready for the NBA..
For months now I've been waiting for this day. The day before the draft, where the Celtics have 8 mother fucking picks and Trader Danny to work a little magic. Teams are making moves left and right, with D Rose heading the Knicks, and Jeff Teague heading to the Pacers, but still no word from the Celtics..
Currently the Celtics have the number 3, 16, and 23rd pick in this years draft. Along with FIVE picks in the second round, (31, 35, 45, 51, and 58). We have assets on assets to trade right now, and I think I know why no one is biting at our offers. It's because Trader Danny pulled a page out of the TV show "The League" book and absolutely trade fucks anyone and everyone. Take a look at the Brooklyn Nets. THEY HAVE NOTHING, we sucked them dry. Not to mention, we got the Mavericks pick, and they had to put up with Rondo's shit before shipping him off to Sacramento. Danny Ainge is too good at his job and I think he's scaring off every General Manager in the league.
Yet, Ainge is still trying to make a move. According to multiple media sources, the Celtics are still in pursuit of Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayword, Jabari Parker, or Kris Middleton. While Jimmy Butler is the only household name, each one of these guys could make a serious impact on the Celtics and provide some scoring that is much needed to support Isaiah Thomas. While I would hate to see the Celtics lose a guy like Avery Bradley to acquire a guy like Butler or Hayword, I think I could tough it out for the better of the team.
Oh and according to sources, the Philadelphia 76ers are trying to acquire the number 3 pick from the Celtics in exchange for either Okafor or Nerlens Noel. I'll tell you why I don't want either guy. The Celtics were one of the best defensive teams this year, and while Nerlens Noel can only help us get better on the defensive end. He's not the most elite scorer on the offensive end. I know I know, you can argue that he's young and he will continue to get better, especially under a guy like Brad Stevens. Yet, I'm not buying that shit. The Celtics are in a win now mode, and have a team that is capable of going far in the playoffs, and just need one more piece to give us that extra push. As far as Okafor goes, do I even have to talk about how big of a liability he is? He's weak on the defensive end, and last time he came to Boston he got in not one fight but TWO...
But if we can't scoop up an all star caliber guy then who will we draft? I've heard little to nothing from the Celtics organization on who they like at the number 3 pick let alone the 16th or 23rd spot.
I'll say this much, if the Celtics draft Dragan Bender, I may not even watch the 2016-17 season. He sucks, and I can tell you right now its going to take a hell of a lot of work to make that 7 foot gumby looking fuck a decent NBA player. For christ's sake, the dude only averaged 4. 6 ppg and 2.6 rpg in the fucking EURO league. If you put Celtics wash up Walter McCarty (AGE 42) in the Euro League right now he'd put up better numbers than this poor kid.
The Celtics need to fix one of their main weakness right now and thats shooting. Since we did not get the number one or two pick, and lost out on Simmons and Ingram, in my eyes the Celtics need to draft either Buddy Hield or Kris Dunn. Both guys have potential to be phenomenal NBA players, and we all know Hield has proven he's a damn good shooter. While we still have time to make something happen, the clock is a ticking. Trader Danny better get his shit together, or he's going to have an unhappy Celtics Nation coming after him.
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