The Boston Celtics will be very busy on draft night.
The Celtics have two first round picks, the sixth-overall selection and the 17th-overall selection and there has been no shortage of prospects visiting Boston for workouts.
Former Arizona Wildcats’ forward Aaron Gordon, along with former Creighton Blue Jays’ foward Doug McDermott and a pair of former Syracuse Orange forwards, Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair, worked out for the Celtics on Thursday.
The Celtics have long been eyeing Gordon and the feeling is obviously mutual (via Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe).
Asked about being drafted by the Celtics, Gordon said, “I hope. I’m excited. We’ll see. June 26, a lot of things are going to happen from now to then, and even on that day. But I’d be happy. Really, I’m just excited to be drafted anywhere.”
Gordon, who measured in at 6’8.75″ and 220 points with a wingspan of 6’11.75″ at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, averaged 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 49.5% from the field, 35.6% from beyond the arc and 42.2% from the free throw line for the Wildcats this season. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express ranks Gordon as the ninth-best prospect in the daft and currently projects the Philadelphia 76ers to draft him with the 10th-overall pick.
Former Indiana Hoosiers’ big man Noah Vonleh and former Baylor Bears’ center Isaiah Austin, among several other big man prospects, worked out for the Celtics on Wednesday and former Kentucky Wildcats’ power forward Julius Randle, former Michigan State Spartans’ star Gay Harris and former Michigan Wolverines’ swingman Nik Stauskas will work out for the Celtics on Friday.