A year after drafting Jaylen Brown, pictured dunking at TD Garden in Boston on May 17, 2017, the Boston Celtics have the chance to trade the No.1 overall pick.
And the Cavaliers seemed to easily run over the Celtics on Wednesday. The window is now. On April 5, with the No. 1 seed in the East up in the air, Cleveland won by 23. You can't wait until he gets in the paint and try and build a wall.
Two snubs of note include Gordon Hayward and Paul George. No one knows what the Boston Celtics will do, but Paul Pierce makes a compelling argument.
Fultz has incredible upside, and possibly has the highest in this draft. Oh, and the Celtics also wrangled from the Nets the option to swap first-round picks in 2017, a move that set them up for a celebration Tuesday when Brooklyn finished with the league's worst record. According to USA Today, the former Celtics great was being interviewed on ESPN's The Jump, when he stated that Boston should trade the No. 1 pick.
As of this moment, it is unknown if Boston is planning to use the top pick on Fultz. But again, there's a lot of risk and unknowns involved there.
Thomas did just that when he arrived in Boston and he continues to lead the Celtics.
Boston scored a ludicrous 116.7 points per 100 possessions with Thomas on the floor, a full 14.4 more points than they posted with him off (per Basketball Reference).
With Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley entrenched as the team's starting backcourt, the Celtics don't need another guard.
"He's excited", Thomas said, then appeared to catch himself. "And that's a guy I believe is Boston's No. 1 target this summer". I mean, it helps that their series went six and seven games, but it shows that there's at least a little consistency, right? "For him to play off the ball, where I think he's better at it, or him to play on ball and I can play off the ball, I think the chemistry would be incredible". "We just gotta protect [our] home court in Game 2 and get the win". "Whatever a team needs me to do to win, I think I'm capable of doing it".
"No, not at all", Ainge said when asked if Ball's desire to play for the Lakers would affect the Celtics' decision. Obviously, with the talent he had, we did not want to have him basically playing sparse minutes on the varsity level. But it's still a problem, and they've got five weeks to find a solution.