The draft is a little more than 24 hours away, and the burning question remains… did Danny Ainge make a promise to Royce White?
His answer today: No.
“As a general rule I do not make promises,” Ainge said. “I have before, it’s been a while, and we did not make a promise, no. On draft day I’ll have 10 contingency plans and we’re exploring all the trade possibilities and if you make a commitment you’re just taking yourself out of that game. You better be sure you have a chance to get that player.”
Great… now we can move on.
Danny did say what we basically all knew. He could trade up. He could trade down. He could trade out of this draft altogether. It’s all wide open… leading to what is sure to be a fun night tomorrow.
I keep thinking solid big at 21 (Nicholson or Perry Jones fit for me) and then taking a chance with someone whose stock has fallen at 22 (will Sullinger fall that far? White?) But those are no more than guesses since we have no clue what’s going to happe