The Boston Celtics' were ousted from the NBA Playoffs earlier than expected and it seems likely that Danny Ainge's rebuilding project will be started earlier than expected as well.
The Celtics now begin the transition from the 'Big 3' era to the next generation of Celtics leadership.
And where better to start that the 2011 NBA Draft?
Although picking relatively late in the first round this year, the Celtics #25 pick still holds some hope for adding a player who can make a meaningful contribution in the future.
An analysis of previous #25 picks over the last ten years reveals a surprising number of solid players, many of whom blossomed into legitimate assets for their team.
While it is unlikely the Celtics will be adding a future all star this year, the past history of the #25 pick indicates that Boston fans could be in for a positive surprise.