Well no one has posted a thing in about a month so I figured I'd give it a shot.
The NBA Draft is less than two weeks away and speculation has been rampant that JJ Reddick's stock is rising. While many early projections had Redick projected to be taken in the mid-to-late first round, there are now several reports indicating that the Celtics may be prepared to select him with the 7th pick.
I wonder how and if today's arrest will impact where Redick is taken.
Putting this infration aside, I think he would be a great selection for the Celtics. We know the kid can do one thing--shoot--better than anyone in college basketball and probably 90% of the pros. Barring major injury, I just don't see how he would not average somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-15 points/game.
Given how weak this draft is, this seems like a pretty good return for the #7 selection.
The only thing that worries me a bit is that Duke does not have a history of churning out great NBA players, but I don't think you can look to make a splash at the 7 slot anyway w/such a weak draft.
On the upside, this kid played for four years, is a known quantity, and went up against some very solid comp during this time. I don't think there's any doubt he can play.
The Celtics learned how valuable it can be to select a player with 4 years experience last year when they snagged Ryan Gomes in the second round (an absolute steal--I knew it the minute Boston selected him after the way he single-handedly tore apart Georgetown).
Any thoughts on Redick to Boston?
Danny Ainge has actually drafted pretty well and I hope this trend continues.