Found June 21, 2012 on Red's Army:
During an appearance yesterday on WEEI, Danny Ainge said he does not expect the Celtics to select a transcendent player: “[The draft is] not that deep, no,” Ainge said Wednesday afternoon. “It won’t have as many transcendent players as [the 2003] draft had. But I think when people say it’s deep, I think that you might get a player that can break into your rotation at 30 or 40 in the draft. That’s unusual, but this draft, it might be that you get some good players. I think that we’re going to get two good players, but not transcendent players — players that might be starters someday, players that might come off the bench and contribute, but probably not stars.”  While there’s been chatter that Ainge would be interested in packaging his picks in order to move higher up in the draft, he said it’s unlikely the Celtics’ two first-round selections would be enough to vault them into the lottery.  “It’s not likely,” Ainge said of being able to trade his two picks to garner a spot in t

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