Elrod makes the case for standing pat if we don't land a top 2 pick:
And it is a ridiculously young team. But here is where it gets interesting. At the end of the 2007-08 season, West, Jefferson, Perkins, Gomes, and Allen will be 24, 23, 23, 25, and 26 respectively. But they will all have played at least four seasons. These guys will be young, but they will very much be veterans. Our kids are not Peter Pans. They are going to grow up before our eyes. We are growing the veteran base on this team. And Green, Rondo and Powe will have some mileage. Paul Pierce will only be 30.
I think at the end of 2008 the future will look much brighter.
I don't see it.Â I still say that if Ainge doesn't hit a home run this offseason (draft or trade) then he's failed as a GM.Â Period.