Apr 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Lucky the Boston Celtics mascot leads the team onto the court prior to game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics open to trading No. 6 draft pick

News of the Boston Celtics willingness to trade the sixth pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft isn’t exactly fresh considering it’s been rumored as a possibility for a few weeks now.

But today’s the first we’ve heard general manager Danny Ainge express such a sentiment publicly.

Speaking to the Boston Herald, Ainge insinuated that he plans to do whatever is best for the team and that includes exploring trade possibilities with the Celtics early first round pick.

“We’re still in the same boat; it’s just we have less value, not that much different than ‘07. There’s less value in the sixth pick versus the 1 or 2 or 3 pick, but we’re still going to try to make the best choice or see what value or see what value that has around the league. And at the same time we’ll be evaluating all the players. Usually people don’t trade those picks, but we will look at all those options.”

The Celtics will join an already crowded market as the Sacramento Kings, who own the No. 8 pick are reportedly interested in moving their pick as well.

As for Boston, rumors have stated they plan to offer the pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love, though we’ve heard nothing in regards to the Timberwolves interest in such.

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