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"Even though everybody changes now, we were all for Oden, and I think 98 percent of the league,’’...

"Even though everybody changes now, we were all for Oden, and I think 98 percent of the league,’’ Rivers said. "But now I hear it all over our staff, I hear it everywhere, ‘Oh, no, we were Durant guys.’ I don’t believe that. I think we would have drafted Oden.’’

Doc Rivers talking to the Boston Globe Boston had the second-worst record but dropped to 5 in the 2007 draft lottery, and later was rumored to have offered Pierce to move up to 1 or 2. They ended up trading the draft rights to #5 Jeff Green to Seattle for Ray Allen, as a precursor to the Kevin Garnett trade. Kudos to Rivers for not trying to re-write draft history now.
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