Someone had to go to match salaries and after seeing Zizic in Summer League I don't believe the front office of the Celtics was buying that bull about Zizic being a top 10 pick this year. That was just silliness.
Just for discussion's sake: Did you happen to catch the July 9th, Summer League game against the 'Blazers? How well did you think Zizic compared to the _actual_ #10 pick, Zach Collins? FWIW, here are their stats from that game:
Zach Collins (7' 0", 233 lb, 19.9 years old)
5 points on 1-7 shooting
, 6 reb, 1 assist, 3 steal, 2 block, 4 PF in 29:59 minutes
Ante Zizic (6' 11", 254 lb, 20.7 years old)
9 points on 3 of 4 shooting, 11 reb
, 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 block
, 3 PF in 27:04 minutes
Maybe your eyes saw something different, but mine saw Zizic pretty much dominate the #10 pick. 'Just one game of course.
Zizic actually dominated the _next_ two SL games even more so, in fewer minutes, posting lines of 12/13/2/1 and 14/11/1/3 in under 18 minutes of each game. Did you only watch the first couple of games of SL?