Since being eliminated from the NBA playoffs in the first round by the New York Knicks, the million-dollar question for the Boston Celtics has been 'Where do they go from here?'
Celtics CEO & Governor Wyc Grousbeck addressed the team's future on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Felger and Mazz on Thursday afternoon. He acknowledged that the Celtics' journey back to the top could be a multi-year plan, as it was in the 2000s in which they drafted the likes of Al Jefferson, Delonte West, Ryan Gomes, and Gerald Green, and traded for the likes of Wally Szczerbiak and Sebastian Telfair. Those players were eventually used as trade chips for deals that brought Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and, eventually, a 17th championship banner to Boston.
Unfortunately for those hoping to see the Celtics blow it up in hopes of landing that coveted first overall pick in the NBA Draft, Grousbeck shot down those rumors.
"We've never intentionally lost games and we don't intend to trash anything now," said Grousbeck. "We have players like [Rajon] Rondo, [Jared] Sullinger, [Avery] Bradley, [Jeff] Green, Brandon Bass, and younger guys that aren't going to let us win the lottery anyways."
To hear more of the conversation, see the video above.