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.
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