Paul Pierce says the Celtics should trade the No. 1 overall pick

It had been speculated for quite some time that Boston might trade that No. 1 draft pick away prior to the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

"We're not just happy to be here", said Thomas. "He was on the phone with everybody from coast-to-coast, and he was offering everybody".

"He asks questions; I answer them", Thomas said. "There were no untouchables on that team previous year".

George's tweet was a response to another tweet from Bleacher Report, which linked to an article about how Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics should trade the no. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. "And that's a guy I believe is Boston's No. 1 target this summer".

Fultz - on a cost-controlled contract for four years then bound by restricted free agency - could affect how the Celtics handle the 28-year-old Thomas.

On the day where we wait for the All-NBA teams - and the possibility of signing PG to the biggest contract possible for him - he or someone else running his Twitter account made a decision to drop a mention in on an article suggesting the Boston Celtics should trade the number one pick. The Lakers can be as good as they want to be after next season. Whether he stays in IN or he's traded elsewhere, he's going to be a free agent in 18 if he doesn't re-sign this summer in Indiana. Now that the Celtics officially have that pick, it gives them much more leverage to pull off a deal. He's not staying. Trade him and get something for him.

And like Woj said, the veteran leadership thing.

Theoretically, the Celtics will have another great pick in next year's draft, as they'll once again get the Nets' first round pick.

Not many people are picking the Celtics to defeat the defending champion Cavaliers, but it doesn't really matter because the Celtics future is so bright.

The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner is reporting that Redick is seeking $18-20 million per season. Like I said, I just want to do whatever I have to do to make the team win. The years are obviously crucial, but the idea of a Redick-Covington-Jackson-Simmons-Embiid starting lineup would be pretty interesting. "It's an uphill battle and we just got to be better to start the game".

  • Julie Sanders