3 Reasons why the Celtics should wait until Draft Day to make trades.

2/20/14 in NBA   |   puccio86   |   19 respect

Feb 19, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (center) talks to his players during a first half time out against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe Boston Celtics are a team thats stuck between Rebuilding and Reloading.  They aren't sure what they want to do exactly so I have three reasons as to why they should wait until the Draft to make trades opposed to hoping for a blockbuster deadline deal. 

1. Draft Order: Since the NBA isn't like most American sports in which the team with the worst record picks first.  They have a lottery system based off of which teams missed the playoffs and then they rank those teams in order of their record and give them a percentage of winning the lottery.  An example would be that the team with the worst record in the league only has a 25% chance of winning the lottery and the percentage decreases the better your record is.  So technically speaking no one really knows when they are picking, including the Celtics who are in line for a top ten pick if the percentages pan out the way they are supposed to.  Say the Celtics traded for a player like Gordon Hayward and get a top 3 pick, two of those players play Haywards position and it would be crazy if the Celtics didn't take Wiggins or Parker.  

2. Let Rondos value increase: Rajon Rondo has just gotten back from a torn ACL and he is trying to get himself back to his old ways.  The only way he can get pack to a top 5 point guard is if he keeps playing more.  Rondo's stock isn't all that high right now and asking for 2 first rounders at the moment isn't likely to go through.  If they let him play out the rest of the season we could see his play rise and his stock. Setting up a possible deal on draft day or over the summer. 

3. Who Declares for the Draft: There are multiple reports saying that Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid are possibly returning to school for their sophomore years at Duke and Kansas.  If they both stay at school or just one, it completely shakes up the whole draft and changes a lot of teams plans.  This might even force the Celtics to possibly "tank" again in order to possibly get one of those two players in next years draft.  

The best plan for the Celtics to do is wait everything out until the Draft because you never really know which teams pick is going to be more valuable.  It's all a waiting game now. 
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