Danny Ainge, Talent Evaluator

Jeff from CelticsBlog takes a thorough look at Danny Ainge's draft picks through the years. Several trends emerge:

  • Danny Ainge, like everyone, hits and misses, but all in all has made good picks.

  • Ainge falls in love with certain players early in the process, and tends to stay in love with those same players.

  • ESPN's Chad Ford has been a solid predictor of Ainge's choices.

The only thing I'd add to Jeff's analysis: impossible to know how much, if any, of his professed love for those "Danny guys" who never did become Celtics was, in fact, smoke screen.