While the team has played better than expected, size and depth in the front court is an issue. This squad needs more players willing to bang the boards and do the heavy lifting in the paint.
Sports Illustrated has released its latest mock
and they have selected Kentucky power forward Julius Randle as the top pick. The youngster has good size and would help Boston on both ends of the court immediately, it also gives the team a player some big name free agents would love to play with next season, a move Ainge must make to get another star player in Bean Town.
Projecting who the Boston Celtics take with their pick later in the round is tough, but Bleacher Report writer Kenny DeJohn has predicted
International big man Clint Capela as the selection. The Swiss plays well with contact and is strong around the basket, something this team has lacked this season.
There's no doubt Ainge will have more talent on the roster next season and a playoff spot is in order, but what they do in the free agent market and a rumors of a possible trade of point guard Rajon Rondo will be the biggest key and if all goes right, this franchise could be back on top in the near future.