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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Draft dodge, Celtics do their work before picks

The Boston Celtics are being praised Thursday for successfully trading for a point guard that is supposedly better than any point guard that would have been available to them at the #7 spot and unloading the untradable Raef LaFrentz and his 3 year, 35 million dollar contract. The rest of Celtic Nation waits to see if they are going to land Allen Iverson.

The Celtics sent the #7 pick to Portland Sebastian Telfair (above with Lebron James), who while praised as a better point guard than any in the draft after #7, and also got shot blocking center Theo Ratliff and a 2008 second-round pick, while also unloading LaFrentz and Dan Dickau.

From there the Celts made a deal with Phoenix getting the rights to No. 21 pick Rajon Rondo from Kentucky for Cleveland’s first-round pick next season. They C's also get Brian Grant and cash to pay the last year of his deal. The Celts currently plan to release him.

For full draft coverage check out:

The Boston Herald

The Boston Globe

Celtics Blog

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