2011 NBA Draft: 5 Players Who Could Help the Boston Celtics

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2011 NBA Draft: 5 Players Who Could Help the Boston Celtics
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We all agree the Boston Celtics need to rebuild and regroup if they are to make another run at a title next year. They got the first big thing out of the way: they re-signed Doc Rivers to a long-term deal. Now, they have to turn their attention to their players.

They need a big man but there do not appear to be any outstanding players available to them, and certainly not where they are picking, at numbers 25 and 50. They could, of course, trade up but there they are faced with another problem. Namely, the lack of trading pieces.

Danny Ainge himself has said that there are few great players in this draft and was quoted in the Boston Globe as saying there were “players that can help.” Whichever way you look at it, it’s not a ringing endorsement of the 2011 class.

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