What are the 5 biggest Celtics trades made during the NBA draft?

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(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) After the 2005-06 season, it was clear the Celtics needed a point guard. Delonte West and Marcus Banks just weren’t the right quarterbacks for Boston’s offense. Heading into the draft, the club were eager to make a move – Ainge would make two deals in the evening and by the end of the night the Celts had two new point guards.

With the #21 pick, the Suns drafted Kentucky’s Rajon Rondo. Phoenix then traded Rondo and Brian Grant to Boston for a 2007 first-round pick. In a separate deal, the Celtics landed Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and a second-round pick from Portland in exchange for No. 7 pick Randy Foye, along with Dan Dickau and Raef LaFrentz.

Telfair became the team’s starting point guard the following season, but the pairing would not last. Boston finished the 2006–07 season with just 24 wins. Rondo showed promise as the team’s backup PG, a fleeting silver lining to a disastrous season.

In April, the team announced they would sever ties with Telfair and appointed Rondo as the launch point guardian. A year later, Rondo and the Celtics marched to the NBA Finals. Things happen quickly in the association, sometimes accelerated by the right design of night trading.

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