July 1, not June 28, is C's real D-Day

NBA draft could yield some keepers, but free agency promises instant impact

Updated: June 28, 2012, 2:23 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

This could be one of the more important drafts in Danny Ainge's decade with the Boston Celtics. He has two first-round picks and another in the second. They might even develop into real keepers.

But right now? Who cares? The draft is merely a prelude to a historic time for Ainge and the Celtics: a rare venture into free agency with money to spend and options aplenty.

Maybe that's why this particular draft isn't really resonating in Boston (outside of the Celtics' war room, that is.) ...

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