The Celtics are propelling toward the top of the lottery, but Paul Pierce
â€œI know how people are thinking with us maybe getting a high pick and all that, but I really donâ€™t look at it like that,â€ said Pierce. â€œI donâ€™t put my faith in the draft. I donâ€™t count on landing the No. 1 or No. 2 pick, which everybody is hoping for. Itâ€™s hit or miss either way, whether you make trades or whether you draft. Everything is a gamble.
â€œMy thing is to go out there and play every night and for guys to develop and get better. I want the guys we already have to get better. Everything else is a gamble, and if you really want to get better, I think you have to do that through trades and through veterans.
â€œIâ€™ve never seen a team grow just from draft picks. If you look at all the guys we have, theyâ€™re all first, second, third and fourth-year guys. Youâ€™re not going to be able to financially keep everybody.â€ thinks that they should deal the pick.