Boston Celtics Make Trade Of No.1 Pick Official, Danny Ainge And Staff Very Excited
The Boston Celtics made the trade of the No.1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76er’s official on Monday.
Shortly after the announcement of the deal, Team President Danny Ainge met with the media to give the thinking behind the trade and what might happen going forward.
“We’ve been evaluating these kids for a couple of years,” Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told reporters via conference call on Monday. “We felt it was very close in the top handful of players; we still feel that way. We think there’s a really good chance that we’ll take at three, the same player we would have taken at one; an impactful asset.”
Boston is expected to decide between a pair of highly regarded forwards, Kansas’ Josh Jackson and Duke’s Jayson Tatum.
“We are very, very excited about what we’ve been able to accomplish the last few days getting this trade done with Philadelphia,” Ainge said. “I can’t wait for the draft on Thursday and continue to move forward.
Ainge added, “We’ll get a player we like in addition to further assets.”