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Celtics need to score big in draft

Suddenly this becomes one of the bigger drafts of Danny Ainge’s tenure with Doc Rivers gone, the Celtics apparently preparing a rebuilding plan, and the roster aging and underachieving.

In past years, the Celtics could take chances in the draft with Fab Melo, JaJuan Johnson, or J.R. Giddens, but the club cannot afford to blow a first-round pick this season.

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