Brooklyn – It was a night most Celtics fans were waiting and hoping to see fireworks. Most wanted a repeat of the NBA Draft from seven years ago, where the basketball world would change for the better in Boston. Instead Danny Ainge elected to keep this year’s draft picks. In the end a point guard was selected at number six by the name of Marcus Smart and a swingman was chosen as the 17th pick by the name of James Young.
After Joel Embiid was selected at number three by the Philadelphia 76ers (a player I thought would fall out of the top five, due to his recent injury), and Orlando went with Aaron Gordon, Utah decided to add to their backcourt by going with Dante Exum (the player from ‘down under’). The best available draft choice arguably at number six, was Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State. Yes he is a 6’3 point guard who can score (16 PPG/4.5 APG/ 6 RPG/2.9 SPG), but is he a starter or a backup?