First of all, why the 1989 line of demarcation? Well, that was the first year the NBA had only two rounds in the annual draft, increasing the importance of your first round selection. There were more teams grabbing into a smaller pot, so your margin of error was reduced.
Second of all, I don't have all day to devote to this...had to draw the line somewhere!
I'm looking solely at first round picks here. You can't fault anyone for a boo-boo in the second round.
In this time, the Celtics have had very few draft days that didn't leave you shaking your head. Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce were no-brainers, but there have been many, many more that just seemed silly at the time.
On a couple of these slides, the gaffe won't be the particular player selected, but the decisions made regarding that player.
I hope you enjoy reliving the pain of these picks, and please feel free to defend your favorite players from this gallery of "who's he?"
Without further ado...