With the 27th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected F/C Robert Williams from Texas A&M. Williams fell fairly far down the draft board from his original pre-draft projections, but ultimately the Celtics grabbed the elite, rim-running sophomore just before the end of the first round. Williams was ranked as high as late lottery, but concerns about his motor and work ethic had him dropping far further. While his athleticism can shime at times on both offense and defense with highlight blocks and dunks, his lowlights where he shows a lack of hustle and energy cost him a lot of money on draft night. Williams was actually invited to the draft by the NBA, but chose not to attend. It may have been a smart move because if he had gone to the draft, he would’ve been the last player left in the green room.
If the Boston Celtics choose to stay put with the 27th overall pick in the NBA Draft, I believe (after undergoing my investigative due diligence) they will draft one of the following players.
To-do lists can be a very valuable tool. Even if you don't perfectly stick to them, they can be a good reference point to remind yourself what needs to get done. The Celtics have a few things they need to remember to do this summer, so this is what their to-do list should look like this offseason:
Terry Rozier had an absolutely remarkable 3rd season for the Celtics. After being just a 30.6% career three point shooter, Rozier improved to 38% from deep in the 2017-18 season and went from benchwarmer to sixth man on one of the best teams in the NBA.
Have you ever heard the rumor that Danny Ainge once told Antoine Walker's mom that he would “never” trade her son? Neither had I, until a fan messaged me the murky details of this betraying anecdote a few months back. Now, I'm not saying a DM from a random Twitter follower is the most reputable source of information in the world, but the compelling story coupled with current circumstances begs the question: Is anyone untouchable in a Danny Ainge system?
Whispers have been going around throughout the entire draft process that the Celtics are interested in trading into the high lottery of Thursday’s NBA draft to select one of the premier prospects available this year. Although the rumors started with reports they were interested in Texas bigman Mo Bamba, they've shifted more so to the idea that the Celtics may be eyeing Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic.
Welcome back to another MCG. There has been a lot of talk about whether or not the Celtics will trade up to have a better selection in the upcoming NBA Draft. Is it worth it? Do they even need to?
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A LIST OF THE BEST CELTICS DRAFT PICKS OF ALL TIME, NOT THE BEST CELTICS PLAYERS OF ALL TIME. RANKINGS ARE NOT TO DETERMINE WHO WAS A BETTER PLAYER. THERE ARE PLENTY OF LISTS THAT RANK THE BEST CELTICS PLAYERS EVER. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE LISTS.
Kyrie Irving didn’t want to be in Cleveland last year. So what did he do? He requested a trade. If he didn’t want to be in Boston as had been speculated in the last month, wouldn’t he do the same now? Paul George did it last year one year ahead of his free agency. Kawhi Leonard is doing it this year with one year left on his contract. Why wouldn't Kyrie?