There were rumors of trading the pick. This year’s draft was not considered to be as deep as years past, sparking doubt that the Celtics could snag a legitimate contributor with their first-round pick, No. 19 overall. And when looking ahead to an uncertain season, every acquisition is significant.



Here's one man's running diary of the 2010 NBA draft, where cash consideration happens …

7:30 p.m. (EST): I was terrified ESPN wouldn't kick off the coverage with a music video/montage. Nice to have the fears allayed with the sounds of Michael Buble. 



All around him, the people were asking for more.



The Celtics selected Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody in the second round of the NBA Draft. Harangody was a three-time All Big East player with the Irish and led the conference in scoring and rebounding twice.

Kendrick Perkins will have surgery on his right knee in the upcoming weeks rather than Friday because the swelling has still not gone down, Doc Rivers said Thursday night. "It will be soon," Rivers said. "Next couple of weeks." The Celtics selected Texas guard Avery Bradley in the first round, but Rivers noted that the Celtics will be looking for big men in free agency. "We clearly need another big with Perk's injury," Rivers said. "Not knowing when he is going to be healthy at what point next year."

The Celtics selected Avery Bradley from the University of Texas with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Bradley, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard, averaged 11.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in his first (and only) college season. He shot 43.2 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range. For more draft coverage, visit the Green Street blog.

Rasheed Wallace has officially decided to retire, TNT's David Aldridge reported on Thursday night, citing a league source. The decision was expected following the Celtics' Game 7 loss to the Lakers in the NBA finals. After the game, Doc Rivers said, "I don’t know if Rasheed will ever play again. He’s one of them. I think he took that out on the floor with him." Wallace had $12 million and two years left on his contract.

While Kevin McHale has been mentioned as a possible successor to Doc Rivers should the Celtics coach elect to take some time off, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Hall of Fame big man is one of the names being considered to lead the Clippers. Read more at the Green Street blog.

According to a report at AOL FanHouse, the Celtics have offered center Kendrick Perkins and their No. 19 draft pick to teams with high lottery picks leading up to Thursday night's NBA draft. Perkins, who has an expiring contract worth $4.4 million next season, is preparing for surgery after tearing his medial collateral ligament and partially tearing his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Game 6 of the NBA finals vs. the Lakers.


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With 60 players selected every year, the NBA draft sparks memories of “Remember that guy?” “Whatever happened to him?” Here is a look back at the Celtics' draft picks and draft night acquisitions over the past five years.