Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck promised fireworks this summer. After a draft where the Celtics hung on to their picks and chose Marcus Smart at No. 6 and James Young at No. 17 without making any big deals, fans might be wondering when the big bang will come.
"We would have like to have done some trades," said team president Danny Ainge, "...but this is the next best thing."
Grousbeck, Ainge and coach Brad Stevens each said that the drafting of point guard Smart is no referendum on Rajon Rondo's future in Boston.
"That will do nothing but help your team," Stevens said of the pairing of Smart and Rondo.
So, for now, you might have to give the Celtics an imcomplete grade.
"That's going to have to be a question for all of you [the media]," Stevens said. "Or pose it to management. When you're a coach, you're trying to win every game. You're trying to win the next game so you don't think about rebuilding. You look at every game as an opportunity."