Sports Tonight: NBA Draft Night 6/24/10
Fri, 25 Jun 2010|
Holley and Felger are joined by Cedric Maxwell from the TD Garden to discuss, the draft choice of Avery Bradley by the Celtics, Rasheed Wallace retiring, what Ainge may have in store for the off season, and speculation about the Celtics shopping Perkins.
And so here's your answer the Celtics stood right at nineteen and took combo guard. By the name of Avery Bradley out of Texas is -- shooting guard that can play some point Cubs 63 played one year at Texas. And is gone there -- trade rumors all day the Celtics to this point have done nothing but stay at the nineteen. And take -- player here -- numbers Mohegan Sun doubled down comes 63180. Averaged nearly thirty minutes tonight. Eleven points tonight. Two point one assists they're used to the numbers pretty good shooter from the three point line a very good defender. -- on the ball and all the ball not a good free throw shooter does that sound familiar. We have 500 max -- standing by the knowledge of the coach on this -- Don't want it he's a guy that we targeted we really only had two guys on our board -- and -- really thought. Oh we would draft and if we didn't get those two we we're probably gonna move the pick so. It was good that he fell to us and no Woolsey. Mike Felger like college like you'll be our coach or GM after drafted a guy we really wanna got taken ahead of us anyway that they are the -- don't watch it every single guy says. The guy we wanted fellow us we can't believe he was there but you know that rings true -- a lot of the Celtics people have said that. In the last couple days about the draft pick. Now -- that there are two guys on the board I heard that there were four guys that they were looking at and it was going to be probably going to be two slash three player. This guys sounds like Kumble got come combo guard a one and two. And if they can get one of those -- guys -- gonna move the pick the one thing that that scares me a little bit is that right out there. Bradley was picked the San Antonio Spurs were the best in the business that drafting. Snaps that James Anderson from Oklahoma State. Maybe the Celtics were freaked out because he's an Oklahoma State is that we don't wanna another Tony Allen in the first round -- But one well on this first draft the guy. Governor's -- match clothes standing by the Boston Garnett Celtics straps had cars max what do you think of the -- Well I think that what you look at doctors said with a great defender. And this is think pick of this team what they've done all year long. They've defended the basketball -- some might come in at the point guard. Now what will bother me -- holly. The fact he shot 50% from the free throw line. And that will be a problem because -- those are -- airport broke free throw shooter so that got control the basketball needs to be ability preach the virtues of. Compacted down there Doc Rivers had a lot to say about the hit. What did Doc Rivers have to say about himself a what do you think he's got to do going forward. Well Lilly said absolutely nothing -- -- make a decision. In the age once and the take is done doesn't want him to Mickey. Knee jerk decision but what I think about doctors -- my mind right now I think that in my heart. I feel that doctors will come back I hope we come back what my mind that's that I don't think you combat a lot of transition for this basketball club. And he wants to see in the -- -- -- -- -- is he has. Basketball. Hits volleyball on the the Q playing basketball also if you lose that opportunity now that opportunity would never come back to. A max you have to wonder if one of the things Danny Ainge is thank -- Doc Rivers is. Wait and see what kind of team we have -- wait and see if you like the mix of players if you like the mix of veterans are you know whatever it is Doc Rivers is looking forward to -- Maybe Danny is saying. Just hold on a minute maybe -- like the team by the end of the draft and free agency and you wanna come back so I ask you as it relates to Danny Ainge. What do you think the plan is here is he gonna be conservative if you well. Take this draft pick trying to appears back on a longer term deal try and get Allen back trying to return that team. -- -- I think what this team has so many different questions you have who is no place on the board. I mean that's going to be the big thing will -- be enough right now Rashid Wallace leaving a huge vacancy right there. That really is is is that thing that Doc Rivers -- look at Danny has to address their a couple of Gaza that you might might like might not like. Brad Miller's one of those guys to look at Tyson Chandler another big body out there. Who could come in but the guy who intrigues me more than anybody in and tell -- -- -- -- this will be Shaquille O'Neal. A big body he's -- unrestricted free agent may begin coming and give you that time right now you need. I love that what we have what's not to like about that are getting may not gonna max max that you're done that he got that nice nice jacket on so. I wouldn't want to pull I would want her all of red jacket that is good disgusting guide -- tip offs and kill bill about the government and Bork well or for tonight. All over right now. Right now you have nobody who is going to place in the for you Rusty Wallace is virtually says he's going to retire. -- will not be back probably until sometime after the all star break. So you have a huge vacancy is huge void if you gonna go a veteran player. How else you gonna go Tyson Chandler Brad Miller Shaquille O'Neal you have to do something to get the big. -- I think I take Tyson Chandler in the second overall -- kill bill look let me ask you about apart and and Rashid very quickly. Lots of -- today about her being traded I wanna know what your opinion themselves and also just fit your take on not Rashid in his retirement. Well I think his first I'll go with the perk situation this hard dirt. It's hard to really the trade somebody who has a knee injury and they haven't explored all the possibilities how it's hurt. So for you to move him right now I don't think allowed the team's appointed to take him. Rusty Wallace I think a guy who played very well through the playoffs gave you everything he had at in the that they out talk to him much talk to -- -- And he was convinced that she was convinced that they were going home now. -- he -- dragged his family around for fifteen years and at the end of the day it was more important to him to be with his family and his wife. They're really the play continue playing bass. Well 118. Depth to the Boston Celtics Rasheed Wallace hang it up they get that mid level back they get to spend some money and they ought to put up. With a guy who is just not into it anymore I showed up tonight to the playoffs max but. You not carry himself as a professional he's the kind of guy. Beckett Beckett coaches to quit so the fact that he's quitting in giving back that money that they -- from the basketball gods. Whether you say what you really mean you know because all I heard us say let's. Rashid Wallace he's flat. I'm telling you right now -- would you -- -- in the by the -- here's a guy I think I think played extremely are what and you look at the outfielder. Is the one you're talking about getting back right now you can have the come out with some kind of I out this contract and is still on the goal against the cap I don't know what that number might be but he still had two years left at twelve million dollars how'd you get day in what is going to be the number you don't see right now on the cap would have gone. Aren't very good job loved -- go back -- -- -- --