Ah, what could've been. Just imagine one of the greatest, if not the greatest, power forward of all time in stunning Celtic green.
The unfortunate circumstances of the 1997 NBA Draft Lottery are just one of the few instances in Celtic history where fate has not smiled upon the franchise.
Obviously there are more good moments, than bad, but there are certainly enough poor moments for the true Boston fan to wallow in.
Aside from what I've put on the list you could also throw in the 2001 draft. The Celtics picked up a premier scorer in Joe Johnson, but soon traded him away to the Phoenix Suns. After that they picked up a pair of nobodies in Kendrick Brown and Joe Forte.
As you'll see from this list, however, it's not always about who the Celtics did or didn't draft, but about the potential that Boston missed out on.