Found October 09, 2012 on Celtics Life:
I don't watch enough college ball as I probably should, but I do read a lot of draft profiles every June. And from my experience drafting successfully in the NBA is much easier than GM's make it out to be. Basically the easiest way to success is to draft the guys who fall in the draft. When a star like Pierce falls to #10 you snag him. When first round talents like DaJuan Blair, Big Baby, and Monta Ellis fall to the 2nd round it's a no brainer to draft them.Last year the no brainer pick for the Celtics was Marshon Brooks as he fell to the end of the 1st round. For some bizarre reason Ainge preferred reaching on an undersized big man in JaJuan Johnson. As I predicted last year, Brooks would flourish as a rookie and Johnson would eventually be used in a trade just to make salaries match. I knew this would happen, because I had seen it before. Back in 2008, a huge teenage big man named DeAndre Jordan fell to Danny Ainge at the end of the 1st round. Ainge instead took a huge...
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