Danny Ainge Draft History
2003: Troy Bell (1,16); Dahntay Jones (1,20); Brandon Hunter (2,56)
Bell, a former star at Boston College, was immediately traded to Memphis where he played in just six games before spending the rest of his professional career playing overseas; Jones has appeared in 622 NBA games with seven different teams; Hunter averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 36 games as a rookie with the Celtics.
2004: Al Jefferson (1,15); Delonte West (1,24); Tony Allen (1,25); Justin Reed (2,40)
Jefferson is a career 17 points per game scorer, the key piece Boston had to part with in order to acquire Kevin Garnett in 2007; West’s versatility and toughness made him a fan favorite; Allen has become a perennial selection to the all-NBA defensive team; Reed played sparingly for Boston before being traded to Minnesota about halfway through his second season.
2005: Gerald Green (1,18); Ryan Gomes (2,50); Orien Greene (2,53)
Highlight of Green's career with the Celtics was winning the 2007 Slam Dunk competition; Gomes was named to the NBA’s all-rookie second team; Greene played two seasons (one in Boston, one in Indiana) before becoming an overseas journeyman who last played in Mexico.
2006: Randy Foye (1,7)
Was part of six-player trade on draft night with Portland, the Blazers immediately sent him to Minnesota where he went on to earn a spot on the NBA’s all-rookie first team.
2007: Jeff Green (1,5); Gabe Pruitt (2,32)
Green was trade bait to lure in Ray Allen from Seattle (now Oklahoma City); Pruitt didn’t last long with the Celtics which had Rajon Rondo, Eddie House and Sam Cassell ahead of him on the depth chart.
2008: J.R. Giddens (1,30); Semi Erden (2,60)
Giddens spent the bulk of his professional career playing overseas; Erden played two seasons (one in Boston, the other in Cleveland) before returning home to play in Turkey.
2009: Lester Hudson (2,58)
Has been in and out of the NBA since being drafted, signed a multi-year deal this past spring with the Los Angeles Clippers led by ex-Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.
2010: Avery Bradley (1,19); Luke Harangody (2,52)
Bradley emerged as one of the league’s best on-the-ball defenders; Harangody’s NBA career lasted two years and he now plays professionally with the Spanish ACB club Valencia Basket.
2011: MarShon Brooks (1,25); E’Twaun Moore (2,55)
Brooks was traded on draft night to New Jersey (now Brooklyn) for a 2014 second round pick and the No. 27 pick of the draft, JaJuan Johnson. Both are out of the league now; Moore is a career 5.4 points per game scorer primarily as a third guard.
2012: Jared Sullinger (1,21); Fab Melo (1,22)
In three seasons, Sullinger has averaged 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game; Melo was a bust even by late first-round pick standards.
2013: Lucas Nogueira (1,16)
Traded to Dallas along with two, second round picks in exchange for Kelly Olynyk on draft night.
2014: Marcus Smart (1,6); James Young (1,17)
Smart was named to NBA all-rookie second team; Young spent most of first year in the D-League.