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An updated look at the Celtics' assets after trading the No. 1 pick

An updated look at the Celtics' assets after trading the No. 1 pick

BOSTON – The agreed upon trade between Boston and Philadelphia will add even more assets to the Celtics’ ever-increasing vault of draft picks which gives them the potential for growth as a franchise's development, both short and long-term. 

Here’s an update on Boston's ever-expanding asset collection for the next six years.

 

2017

No. 3 overall pick (in Philly trade)

No. 37 (from Minnesota via Phoenix)

No. 53 (from Cleveland)

No. 56 (from the Los Angeles Clippers)

 

2018

Own 1st

Brooklyn 1st

Los Angeles Lakers 1st (if No. 2-5)

Own 2nd (if not 56+)

 

2019

Own 1st

Sacramento 1st (Only if ’18 Lakers pick isn’t received previously)

Memphis 1st (Maybe)*

Los Angeles Clippers 1st (if 15+)

Own 2nd (if not 56+)

Detroit 2nd

 

2020

Own 1st

Memphis 1st (Maybe)*

Los Angeles Clippers 1st (if 15+ and not received previously)

Own 2nd (If not 56+)

Miami 2nd

 

2021

Own 1st

 Memphis 1st (Maybe, if not previously received)*

Own 2nd

 

2022

Own 1st

Memphis 1st (if not previously received)*

Own 2nd

Los Angeles Clippers 2nd (if not previously received)

 

*Memphis 1st will be received two years after they send one to Denver, but then only 9+ in 2019, 7+ in 2020, unprotected in 2021. 

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 Feb. 11 vs. Cavs

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 Feb. 11 vs. Cavs

The Celtics announced that they will retire former captain Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey Sunday, Feb. 11, when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. 

The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Pierce, the franchise No. 2 all-time leading scorer behind John Havlicek, played 15 years in Boston and helped the C's win their 17th title in 2008.

His No. 34 will be the 22nd number retired by the Celtics.

Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca had told the Boston Globe on Thursday that the Pierce jersey retirement would be this season.

Last month, Pierce signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Celtics so he could officially retire with the Green.