At this time last week, much of the Big Blue Nation as well as myself rejoiced that both of our former Wildcats went in the first round of the NBA Draft. While Julius Randle went at number 7 to the Los Angeles Lakers as expected, the 17th pick of the Boston Celtics was more of a surprise. Not that picking James Young was a surprise but the fact that he was still available at that pick when he was projected in some mock drafts to go close to number 10.
James Young will be paired with another former Wildcat in Rajon Rondo and will probably not get the chance to play with Keith Bogans as I see the Celtics parting ways with him very soon. The question is how long will Young be on the same team as the great facilitator Rondo? While many trade rumors were surfacing before the draft as the Kevin Love mania was at it’s pinnacle nothing happened.
Drafting Oklahoma State product Marcus Smart at number 6 added even more question marks for fans of the Celtics as that put them at 4 point guards with Jerryd Bayless, Phil Pressey, Smart and Rondo. Four point guards is way too many but the resigning of shooting guard Avery Bradley as well as most likely the resigning of Pressey as his contract is less than a million dollars for good production will put even more questions in peoples heads. Does Celtics GM Danny Ainge have something up his sleeve for a possible Rondo move or is he planning on Smart and others to learn from Rondo and if he does not choose to stay in Boston for the 2015-16 season as he has indicated he wouldn’t? All fans can do is sit and wait for the time to come, because you honestly never know with the Celtics organization what move could happen next.