With the NBA Draft being just shy of 3 weeks away, the inevitable rumour mill is in full swing.
The source added that C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and his staff are at least momentarily focused on investigating players who will be available at No. 6, with a series of high-profiled workouts scheduled for next Thursday and Friday.
Ainge reportedly also has contacted two unspecified teams in the five slots above his pick about trading up for the most intriguing prospects in the draft. He has also taken a marginal number of calls from teams interested in the sixth pick.
Interesting quote to say the least, and it would be anyones guess as to what Danny would intend to use that higher pick for. A potential Top 3 pick to keep and hopefully make an immediate impact? Or is the Top 3 pick, what is needed to to include somewhere to dangle in front of the Timberwolves in the hope of landing Kevin Love?
Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy also wrote that:
The Celtics, as of yesterday, had yet to make an offer, though they are prepared to do so.
What’s unclear is whether that would be a package including the current #6 pick as well as other assets or is trading up to Top 3 all in aid of capturing Love?
Either way? I don’t think draft night will be a quiet one for C’s fans.