The Boston Celtics are a team on the decline, covered with growing weaknesses and a relentless, ongoing attack by the unbeatable Father Time.
But the upcoming NBA draft is an annual event allowing teams in Boston's exact situation to turn themselves around. It's a way for the Celtics to obtain a solid building block, fill their largest area of need or, if they win the figurative lottery, find a franchise player to carry them into the future.
This year's draft doesn't appear to have any franchise saviors, but it does have talented complementary pieces capable of improving a team that may be up for putting one more playoff run together.
Here are five prospects available, ranked by how positive an impact they can have on Boston over the next few years.