Draftwise, Celtics could triumph

The Green's late-season fall to fourth place could turn out to be a stroke of luck

Updated: June 22, 2010, 8:11 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Sometimes it's good to be bad. At least for the first 82 games of the season.

One of the unintended benefits of the Celtics' late-season tumble to fourth place in the Eastern Conference is that they've stumbled into a lofty pick with the No. 19 selection in the 2010 NBA draft.

While Boston's final three postseason opponents -- the Cavaliers (whose 30th pick is owned by the Wizards), Magic (29), and Lakers (whose 28th pick is owned by the Grizzlies) -- all boast selections in ...

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