NBA Rumors: Celtics might draft Doug McDermott No. 6 overall

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The Boston Celtics are looking at this draft class with a lot of hope as the team owns two picks inside of the top 20 with one of those being the No. 6 overall pick in the lottery.

Needless to say, the Celtics have options with their two picks, but we may see them do something surprising with the No. 6 overall pick, despite the fact that there will be plenty of great small forward scorers available at No. 17 overall.

According to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald, there’s a possibility that the Boston Celtics could take Doug McDermott with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft. Admittedly, it’s a reach but it’s a possibility given how much the Celtics wants a scoring small forward.

McBuckets may be the most balanced offensive player in this draft, and as the league continues to stretch the floor beyond all recognition, he’s the perfect candidate to spot up for someone. As much as the Celtics like him, and though former Celtic Wally Szczerbiak has tabbed McDermott as the player the C’s should take, the sixth pick is something of a stretch for him.

There are serious questions about McDermott’s defensive ability but his scoring is really something that can help cancel out those concerns, as his defense is something that can be worked on. The other question is who well will he convert to a small forward, as he’s technically a power forward entering the draft but is far better suited to be a small forward in the NBA.

Either way, the Celtics targeting McDermott at No. 6 overall is a stretch but it’s a possibility nonetheless.

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  • Mike

    I saw Larry Bird play in College live and Doug is as good and has the same work ethic. People who say he cant play D or isn’t athletic enough are wrong. Guy is a winner and will make every team that passes on him regret it.

    • http://www.google.com krossoverking

      He’s gonna score well, everyone knows it, but those concerns are legit ones.

      • Mike

        If you haven’t seen him up close , Don’t let stereotypes influence your thinking. Watch this video , he has plenty lateral movement ! https://www.youtube.com/embed/8DGByZjKkSI

        • http://www.google.com krossoverking

          I’ve seen a lot of him and I know his game, dude has 20+ scoring potential. Don’t think that I’m hating on him for his color or whatever, dude has athleticism but isn’t a great NBA athlete. He’s gonna struggle to defend lots of NBA small forwards and hopefully gets on a team that can cover that up. Larry Bird was a completely different animal who knew basketball better than the back of his hand. McDermott is great, but not Larry Legend great.

      • Mike

        Wrong video here is mcbuckets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeZR5YevSxw

  • 123Star

    Do Not Judge, Just Draft McDermott and watch the scoreboard change often. Great guy