The Boston Celtics have the sixth-overall and 17th-overall selections in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
They would ultimately like to package their picks with young talent like big men Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk to chase a superstar like Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, but they may not have enough firepower to do that.
According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Celtics are being “very active.”
The Celtics are sitting on the sixth and 17th picks in Thursday’s draft and would love to package them with a roster or player or two and get a serious player in return. The Celtics have been at the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding Kevin Love, but that seems to be at a standstill mainly because of the Timberwolves. There is a belief that as the draft starts to unfold and the true value of Boston’s picks become real with players available, that things may change.
If the Celtics reach for an odd selection at six that may be the telltale sign that they have a deal with someone else.
Equally the Celtics have made it clear that both of their picks are obtainable, so someone wanting to move to the sixth pick could find a willing partner in Boston…
…The Celtics are being very active, which is usual for them at this time of year.
The Celtics also have have another asset in veteran guard Keith Bogans, who could be moved. His salary of $5.28 million is completely non-guaranteed for the 2014-2015 season.
They will certainly be one of the teams to keep an eye on in the coming days.