Ainge commented on the draft (via the Globe):
"I’m expecting to make our pick tomorrow," Ainge said earlier this afternoon at the Celtics practice facility. "I’m excited about the fifth pick. I think the fifth pick can be an exciting part of our team this year and an important piece of our future."
When asked why he did not expect to trade the pick, if anything had changed in recent days, Ainge added: "I felt that way from the beginning, that trades are hard to come by. We value our fifth pick, have high regard for it. We value the players on the team. There’s nothing that we’re close to doing."