Last year's decision to trade their lottery pick for Telfair hasn't worked out for the Celtics.
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2006-07:
  • 24-58 5th Place in the Atlantic Division
Key Rotation Players Returning:
Free Agents:
Needs:
  • Big man
  • Bench scoring
Analysis:
For the first time in franchise history, the Boston Celtics had dancers. What they could have used were healthy players. Finishing last in the Atlantic Division, injuries for long stretches to key players including Paul Pierce, Wally Szczerbiak, Theo Ratliff, Al Jefferson and Michael Olowokandi plagued the Celtics. Boston traded for Sebastian Telfair in the off-season, and that didn't work out too well.

So the Celtics hoped to strike it rich in the NBA Draft Lottery. But as luck had it, they fell to the No. 5 pick in the draft, leaving them out of the Oden-Durant sphere.

Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 + - +/- Min +/- /Min G
P. Pierce W. Szczerbiak K. Perkins S. Telfair R. Gomes 414 -379 35 181:54 .192 13
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From The Media:
"The Celtics ended up with the No. 5 pick in the annual NBA lottery last night, and we all know what that means: It might as well be No. 500. The Celtics will end up with neither Greg Oden nor Kevin Durant in the annual NBA Draft next month, and the hope that has invigorated the Celtics franchise over the last several months has spontaneously combusted."
-- Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

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