The Boston Celtics obviously hoped to land a top three pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but instead, they actually fell back one spot and will make the sixth-overall pick in next month’s draft.
The speculation about what the Celtics will do in the draft has been all over the map. Several reports have indicated they would like to trade the pick and many pundits believe they will use the pick, among other assets to try to pry Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves. There have also been reports the Celtics could try to make a move for former Kansas Jayhawks’ center Joel Embiid, which would obviously mean trading up. If they are unable to do that, they could stay at six and draft Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkick. They have also been tied to former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon and Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart.
The Celtics also hold the 17th-overall pick in the first round they acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce deal.
According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, the Celtics will work out two players – former UCLA Bruins’ guard Kyle Anderson and former Connecticut Huskies’ forward DeAndre Daniels – that will probably be in play at 17.
Adams averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.3 assists per game last season while Daniels went for 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
Both Adams and Daniels will also reportedly be working out for the Miami Heat.
Anderson According to Goodman, Anderson will also work out for the Atlanta Hawks.