Celtics: Bad moves, not bad luck
Boston.com
Celtics apologists say the reason Boston hasn't been able to rebuild its empire is because the team is always picking in the middle of the draft, preventing it from selecting impact players. Tell that to the Suns. Boston used the ninth pick to take Eric Montross in '94, and Phoenix, picking 14 spots after the C's, took Wesley Person. The next year, the C's, selecting 14th, took Eric Williams. The Suns, at 21, chose Michael Finley. In '96, Boston grabbed Antoine Walker with the 6th pick. Phoenix, which picked 15th, snared Steve Nash.
Draft snafus
Celtics apologists say the reason Boston hasn't been able to rebuild its empire is because the team is always picking in the middle of the draft, preventing it from selecting impact players. Tell that to the Suns. Boston used the ninth pick to take Eric Montross in '94, and Phoenix, picking 14 spots after the C's, took Wesley Person. The next year, the C's, selecting 14th, took Eric Williams. The Suns, at 21, chose Michael Finley. In '96, Boston grabbed Antoine Walker with the 6th pick. Phoenix, which picked 15th, snared Steve Nash.
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