With just 24 hours to go until the 2014 NBA Draft gets underway, there are still a lot of questions as to in which direction the Boston Celtics will go with both their no. 6 and no. 17 overall selection come Thursday night. Well, they may be interested in some guard help for Rajon Rondo, should he be sticking around, as the team recently invited Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart for a second workout.
According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the team recently invited both Smart and Kentucky’s Julius Randle in for a second personal visit, although Randle turned his invitation down, considering that he has no more work left to do before draft night.
Marcus Smart had a second workout for the Celtics. Julius Randle said he turned down a similar request because he’d done enough.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) June 25, 2014
After some had called Smart a sure fire lottery pick following his freshman season of 2012-13, he decided that he still needed some more work on his game and played his sophomore season in Stillwater last year. Aside from the infamous incident with the Texas Tech fan, Smart proved his professional worth overall, averaging 18 points per game with 5.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists. All of those numbers were up from his first season.
A decision between Smart and Randle with that no. 6 overall pick could be looming because it’s a bit unlikely that he could be there later in the first round at 17.