Celtics need to hit on draft picks in upcoming draft in order to complement expensive stars
A. Sherrod Blakely talks in the video above how the Celtics will be rather financially strapped due to the contracts of Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, and the expected max extension for Jayson Tatum. It also should be mentioned that due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gordon Hayward is more likely to opt in to the final year on his 4 year contract he signed in the summer of 2016. He was having a good enough season to consider opting out and seeing if he could sign another long term deal this summer, but now it would be financially wiser for Hayward to bank next year's salary and become a free agent next summer. Speaking of financially wiser, Many Celtics fans are using the best betting sign up offers which allows you to compare a selection of our most trusted UK betting sites in order to choose which bookmaker best fits your needs.
Blakely seems a bit higher on Danny's recent drafting than most. The Celtics had three first rounders last June and didn't really hit it big on any of them. Reportedly Tyler Herro was their guy, but Pat Riley scooped him right before the Celtics pick at 13. Romeo Langford has potential, but obviously hasn't lit the NBA on fire.
The Celtics turned their 3 first round picks last June into these 3 rookies & Milwaukee's 1st in 2020
Grant Williams could end up a solid rotation player for years to come, but on other deeper teams he wouldn't be in the rotation for a championship contender. Carsen Edwards for some odd reason hasn't been able to make baskets once the regular season started.
The Celtics had multiple picks in last June's draft. They drafted Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards & Tremont Waters. A yr later, what grade to you give Ainge and his staff?
Comment below w/ individual grades for each pick or undrafted Tacko Fall
Blakely seems very high on Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall, but there is no guarantee either will end up rotation players in the NBA. I feel like Waters should end up at least being a capable back-up point guard.
The undrafted Tacko on the other hand, as much as we love him, remains a very raw project. If this was 1990, as opposed to 2020 I'd say he definitely would have a role in the NBA, but it remains to be seen if he can make it in the modern NBA.
So as opposed to the last draft, Ainge really needs to be more successful this time around. If you're a contender, you can always find end of the rotation players in free agency for the minimum. To go from contender to a champion, you need some low salary players who are more than just rotation fillers.