DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: None Round 2: #58
|30. J.R. Giddens||5. Jeff Green||7. Randy Foye||18. Gerald Green|
|* Draft rights traded|
Depth. With KG on the shelf because of a knee injhury and Powe out with a torn ACL, the Celtics' frontcourt has suffered in the postseason even asfter the team signed Moore to provide a punch off the bench. After the top seven or eight players, the aren't enought scoring, rebounding or playmaking guards to sustatin them if someone gets injured.
Boston only has one pick-- the 58th overall. The Celtics won't get much of a contributor there. And the contracts that do come off the books this season-- Moore and marbury-- don't give the Celtics much room, if any, to pursue free agents. The Celtics may be able to retain them for a pittance, or Boston can do what it has done each of the past two seasons-- pick up a veteran or two for reduced salaries in the middle of the season.