Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Why, Danny? Why? After some wheeling and dealing with the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics moved up to 13th overall in the first round of last night's draft. As part of the trade, the Celtics gave Dallas their 16th pick and two future second-rounders. Who did they just have to move up to draft? Who could have possibly not been there at 16? Gonzaga 7-footer Kelly Olynyk. Really? Dallas was begging to get rid of that pick and didn't seem to have many takers until Danny Ainge decided to gobble it up and throw in a couple future picks to boot that, while not overly valuable, could be used to fill out Boston's bench in years to come. Even if the Celtics really wanted the Canadian version of Nenad Krstic, they were only negotiating against themselves as the picks in between where the Celtics did pick and where they were supposed to pick were two small forwards, not big men. Olynyk would have been there at 16. As for the pick itself, it screams of being a “safe” selection. ...
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