With just eight games left and the college basketball season also ready to conclude, I would encourage the staff, as well as fans, to focus on the draft. Much good work has already appeared on Celtics Blog, but following the NCAA tourney, the process of reevaluation will begin in earnest.
The Celtics will have difficult choices to make in the upcoming draft, regardless of their eventual position. One does not have to look very far into the recent past to realize that even having the #1 choice is no guarantee of success. I can only imagine the Greg Oden-like nightmares NBA execs are having while at the same time dreaming wistfully about Joel Embiid. The perennial dilemmas about drafting for position versus best player available persist.
There are many fine blogs that analyze the draft, some of which may appear on Celtics Blog. I am a fairly avid reader of these services and I wanted to bring to everyone's attention a new draft blog I just recently discovered. www.deanondraft.com - Dean on Draft is one of the more analytical sites I have seen - It is also unorthodox as the author seems willing to challenge the conventional wisdom, not by being simply contrarian, but by citing detailed analysis, statistics and other factors that will have a bearing on how a particular prospect performs in the NBA.
I believe Dean was interviewed on another SB Nation site, and I think he would make an excellent contributor to Celtics Blog, whether as a guest columnist or interview subject, and have him turn his considerable analytical skills to a Celtics-specific forecast of what Danny Ainge should be looking for in the upcoming draft. I am confident that my fellow Celtics Blog members will be pleasantly surprised to find such thoughtful, well-written and sometimes humorous comments directed to a subject which is or soon will be taking center stage.