Today the C's posted a list of 13 of the possible 18 players they are interviewing this week. Surprisingly the list did not include Aaron Gordon or James Young. Young, to me, shouldn't become an option on draft night. There's no way Ainge will spend our top pick on him (even at 8), and he shouldn't be available at 17 - although there is a chance, and if he is, we should pounce on him-- hence the need to interview.
Gordon? Yeah, I bashed him early on for missing so many free-throws. But right now he's one of my favorite would-be picks. IF we swing and miss on the top 3, and Exum get's drafted #4 (obviously we cannot draft 4th despite any combination of ping pong balls) I think Gordon makes the most sense for us at 5,6, 7, or 8.
Draft Gordon. Trade Green for Asik. Use pick 17 on a SG. Say farewell to Bradley.
2015 Starting 5:
*Pick 17 I'd use on the best available SG. It's possible that Stauskas or Young falls to us. If they don't, I hope we avoid Hairston, Lavine, and Kyle Anderson and use the pick on Bogdanovic or Hezonja. Pick Bog or Hez and be patient with them. Let Bayless have an opportunity to start the year as a starter.
The above starting 5 would be a nice blend of above-the-rim athleticism, defense, IQ, 3-point shooting, and veteran leadership. All we'd need to do is hire someone to teach them how to shoot free throws.