With the draft creeping up on us in under 24 hours and the fact that the Red Sox haven’t met my standards this year, I figured that it’s time to talk about the Celtics and the wizard himself, Danny Ainge.
Ainge traded away the 1st overall pick in tomorrow’s draft for Philadelphia’s 3rd pick and a protected pick in 2018. In all honesty, I’m not sure how I feel about that trade but Danny has made some gutsy calls in the past that I’ve learned to love in the future and if you’re not sure of what I’m talking about it’s the trade that sent KG and Paul Pierce to the Nets and gave us about 100 future draft picks that I absolutely love at the moment.
There was a report yesterday about Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks wanting to part ways with Kristaps Porzingis and I’d be more than happy to have that man in a Celtics uniform if it’s for the 3rd pick and maybe one of our bench players or Jae Crowder, who knows. Whatever it is, I’d most likely be on board with it because you never see 7’3 shooters like that one. The Unicorn is only 22 and continues to impress viewers of the league each and every year.
Other than that, I’m honestly not sure how tomorrow night is going to be, whether we draft Josh Jackson, from Kansas, or Jayson Tatum, from Duke, with that #3 pick or if we move that pick or who knows what the hell could happen within the next 24 hours. The possibilities are completely endless and I love every single freaking second of it. At the end of the day, Danny Ainge is a smart man and knows everything that he’s doing when it comes to the Boston Celtics and their future.
-Matthew Fermo (twitter: @fermo_xcviii)