If their plan that season was to lose and rebuild then why did they trade the #7 pick on draft night for one of the best defensive bigs in the league at the time in Ratliff? I'm confused...
Why did they trade a bunch of young and crappy players for Wally Z who was averaging close to 20ppg at the time?
The Celtics lost by accident that year due to injuries.
You are confused because you are convincing yourself that somehow these guys were (or would have) helped the Celtics win games. Why though I really don't know. I doubt anyone will convince you otherwise at this point