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Boston Celtics
(19-31, 5TH in Atlantic, 14 games back)
DRAFT PICKS: (37,55)


1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
2 55 Kris Clack SF/2G Texas

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Youth
  • Defensive Quickness/Athletic Bench
  • Rookie Paul Pierce
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • No 1st round pick
  • Out of shape in 99/No leader
  • Center
  • C H A N G E S
  • Penny to Boston?
  • N E E D S
  • Defensive presence inside
  • Better play from Kenny Anderson
  • Veteran Leadership
  • N O T E S:
  • Will not have a first-round pick (#8 overall) due to a March trade with Cleveland (Potapenko for DeClercq and a #1)
  • Forced 20.6 turnovers last year, but only 16.8 this year
  • 5th - worst FT shooting team in the league (.692)
  • Walker led team in scoring, but shot only 41%
  • Anderson averaged only 12.1 ppg (lowest average since rookie season)
  • Paul Pierce one of two players (Vince Carter) to be unanimous all-rookie selection
  • Have started 15 different centers over the last three seasons
  • 4th in the NBA is steals (9.1)
  • Record vs. Atlantic, past three seasons: 1-23...12-13...10-9
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - Dee Brown, G (19)
    1991 - Rick Fox, F (24)
    1992 - Jon Barry, G (21)
    1993 - Acie Earl, F (19)
    1994 - Eric Montross, C (9)
    1995 - Eric Williams, F (14)
    1996 - Antoine Walker, F (6)
    1997 - Chauncey Billups, G (3); Ron Mercer, F/G (6)
    1998 - Paul Pierce, F (10)
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Paul Pierce
    Bruce Bowen
    Walter McCarty
    Power Forwards
    Antoine Walker
    Tony Battie
    Popeye Jones
    Centers
    Vitaly Potapenko
    Eric Riley
    Pervis Ellison
    Dwayne Schintzius
    Point Guards
    Kenny Anderson
    Dana Barros
    Shooting Guards
    Ron Mercer
    Damon Jones
    Greg Minor
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    1999
    Bowen
    Riley
    D.Jones
    2000
    Battie
    Mercer
    2001
    Barros
    Minor
    Schintzius
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports

     
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