Boston now has 13 games left to play. What's left to play for? Not much, IMHO. We've seen some nice, competitive performances out of the Celitcs this season. There's been no season-long, intentional tanking. The fans have gotten their money's worth in what, after all, has been a season everybody knew from the getgo wouldn't end in a playoff appearance. The organization can hold its head high as far as I'm concerned. But at this point, if I may be blunt, it's time to tank, Brad! The difference between, say, fourth and seventh pick might well have huge implications for the franchise's future. And at this point we've had plenty of time to assess our pieces (talent), so there's no need to keep our best players on the floor. I'm sure Stevens (and Ainge) have a pretty good idea at this point what they've got in Sullinger. What they've got in Olynyk. What they've got it AB. Whether or not RR has made a full recovery, etc. Time to shut it down!
But sure, it's probably too late at this point to pass other teams in the draft sweepstakes -- the time to take care of business on that score was about six weeks ago. Just had to get this off my chest, is all.