Celtics aren't getting their hopes up

Boston's low pick and a weak draft class keep expectations in check

Updated: June 22, 2011, 9:55 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

The Celtics are once again going the understated route on draft night. No big gatherings at the team's practice facility in Waltham. No parading of ex-Celtics in front of eager, star-struck season-ticket holders.

Nope, whatever drama does unfold Thursday night will do so in the team's offices at TD Garden. This is a repeat of 2010, when the Celtics went into the draft hoping to trade their pick and ended up taking Avery Bradley at No. 19 because -- wait! -- they couldn't believe he was still ...

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