Aim smaller. Guys like Robert Covington, Mitch McGrady, Nikola Mirotic, Jusuf Nurkic, Alec Burks, or other players of the same ilk may have been able to been had if they Celtics overpaid with their plethora of draft picks.
When it came time for the traditional picture of the rookies wearing Celtics caps, photographers asked them to squeeze together so they could all fit in the frame. "If anybody knows the Celtics right now, they know we're not afraid to make deals".
Boston went into Thursday night's event with a record eight of the 60 picks in the two-round draft, coming away with six players after trading two second-rounders to Memphis.
Danny Ainge, purveyor of fine assets, set up shop on Thursday night. That being said, he remains a fluid athlete who has the ability to attack teams in the paint, rather than just play clean up like Johnson. "We're in the process of figuring that out". According to my analysis, four teams - also including Boston - may not have gotten enough return from their picks.
Former Golden Bear Jaylen Brown was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics.
Boston was linked to a few teams in trade rumors before the National Basketball Association draft, notably the Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls.
But Jaylen Brown is a Celtic - at least for the time being - and the following video serves as a quick introduction to the newest member of the 17-time NBA Champions.
When the team's managing partner, governor, and CEO, Wycliffe "Wyc" Grousbeck, took the floor the fans let him have it.
"I expect him to be honest with me, I expect him to push me, [and] I expect him to lead us to the promise land", Brown said about the head coach he's going to play for, who used to coach Butler in the NCAA and led the school to two national championship game appearances. "It's what I love about Boston".
That said, fans still reacted with hostility, showering Grousbeck with boos over the selection. While we waited I tried to hold my own and strike up some gossip with some fellow press homies.
Ainge said fans will change their mind after watching Brown play. Boston is a great city full of culture, full of life, education, things that mean a lot to me. "I'm a firm believer that if all [Celtics reporters] were sitting in my office and listening to our conversations, there might be 5 or 10 percent disagreement if this deal is good or not, but 90 percent, I'm pretty confident, would say, 'No, you can't do that'". The Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention selection averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds his only year on Montlake. Surprisingly, his jump shot from within 17 feet of the basket was his most unreliable (8 for 35, 22.9 percent), as was his ability to hit from long range (29 for 99, 29.3 percent), leaving him best used as a midrange shooter (field goal percentage of 55 percent), one of the most inefficient shots at the National Basketball Association level. "It's OK to boo me". "We believe Jaylen gives us our best chance". I can't wait for next season, but more importantly I can't wait for the drama of next years draft!
"I think it's the right move for our team at this time and our future".
The Celtics followed Brown with two global players: French forward Guerschon Yabusele at No. 16 and Croatian 6-11 center Ante Zizic at No. 23. The incredibly confident and composed swingman is certain he will exceed the Celtics' expectations of the third pick. "It does create a challenge for a guy that wants to be drawing up everything that we're going to do on October 1", he said. "What I want to add [for them] is defense", he said. Durant may also be in that mix, if he signs a two-year deal with a player option.