Best Draft Options for the Celtics

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    Best Draft Options for the Celtics

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1641517-comparing-mock-drafts-for-boston-celtics-from-around-the-web

     

    Using the bleacher list shown above (not comprehensive, I know), who would you choose with the 16th pick?

    1. Darko Saric SF Croatia 6'10 223

    2. Dennis Schroeder PG Germany 6'2 170

    3. Michael Carter-Williams PG Syracuse 6'5 175

    4. Gorgui Dieng C Louisville 

    5. Kelly Olynyk C Gonzaga 7'0 238

     

     

     
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    I know the key is to pick the best available player, but if we had a choice at any of the 5, which position is most pressing?

    PG - to backup Rondo

    SF - to replace Paul, back-up Jeff, play with Jeff

    C - to back-up KG, compete with Melo

     

    Personally, I like either Dieng or Saric. Something about Croatian players, they play with a chip, play with heart, go all out. Saric would allow us to go 'medium' playing him at the SF and green at the PF. I also think that SF's are at a premium in this league and therefore valuable.

    Obviously really good centers are valuable, but I feel like their potential is often over valued. Dieng could be an Ibaka, or he could just be another tree in the forest. A starting Center is definitely a need for us, so its tough. Dieng and Melo give us two high potential big men who could compete and learn from KG (who I am 85% sure will return).

     
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    Also - I find it hilarious that the Bleacher writer thinks Minny will take Olynyk ... Minny prefers their players to be white.

     
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    I like either of the two centers.  Not a believer in Fab

     
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    In response to R9R's comment:

    I know the key is to pick the best available player, but if we had a choice at any of the 5, which position is most pressing?

    PG - to backup Rondo

    SF - to replace Paul, back-up Jeff, play with Jeff

    C - to back-up KG, compete with Melo

     

    Personally, I like either Dieng or Saric. Something about Croatian players, they play with a chip, play with heart, go all out. Saric would allow us to go 'medium' playing him at the SF and green at the PF. I also think that SF's are at a premium in this league and therefore valuable.

    Obviously really good centers are valuable, but I feel like their potential is often over valued. Dieng could be an Ibaka, or he could just be another tree in the forest. A starting Center is definitely a need for us, so its tough. Dieng and Melo give us two high potential big men who could compete and learn from KG (who I am 85% sure will return).

    Looks like Saric will be gone between 10-14.He would be great.Schroeder would be a good pick.


     

     
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    Saric and Williams will be gone by the time we pick..............

     
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    You guys should check out James Ennis from Long Beach State. Kid can play, despite being from a mid-major school.

    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/james-ennis

     
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    Someone needs to start a rumor about Saric's bad knees ... or lets hope he sprains an ankle during the combine or something.

    Everyone is saying that this is a weak draft ... seems to me what that means is its a bad year to have paid top $$ for a lottery pick. I think there will be a lot of guys who could bounce up and down between 5-20

     
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    In response to R9R's comment:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1641517-comparing-mock-drafts-for-boston-celtics-from-around-the-web

     

    Using the bleacher list shown above (not comprehensive, I know), who would you choose with the 16th pick?

    1. Darko Saric SF Croatia 6'10 223

    2. Dennis Schroeder PG Germany 6'2 170

    3. Michael Carter-Williams PG Syracuse 6'5 175

    4. Gorgui Dieng C Louisville 

    5. Kelly Olynyk C Gonzaga 7'0 238

     

     



    #1  Dieng

    #2  Carter-Williams

    #3  Olynyk

     
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    Read yesterday that if Saric is not a lottery pick, he will take himself out of the draft...........therefore, someone IN the lottery has promised him they would take him..........

    Carter-Williams will be gone by the time we pick.

     
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    Read yesterday that if Saric is not a lottery pick, he will take himself out of the draft...........therefore, someone IN the lottery has promised him they would take him..........

    Carter-Williams will be gone by the time we pick.



    Are they allowed to make binding agreements??? Could a lottery team 'promise' to take him and then reneg?

    I thought next years draft is suppose to be A LOT deeper ... do analysts think that he would be guarenteed to be a lottery pick next year?

     
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    In response to R9R's comment:

    In response to Red-16Russ-11's comment:

     

    Read yesterday that if Saric is not a lottery pick, he will take himself out of the draft...........therefore, someone IN the lottery has promised him they would take him..........

    Carter-Williams will be gone by the time we pick.

     



    Are they allowed to make binding agreements??? Could a lottery team 'promise' to take him and then reneg?

     

    I thought next years draft is suppose to be A LOT deeper ... do analysts think that he would be guarenteed to be a lottery pick next year?




    They are not allowed to make binding agreements, but they can make verbal ones.  The C's last year told Michael Kidd-Gilchrist they would take him if he was still on the board.......

     
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    In response to R9R's comment:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1641517-comparing-mock-drafts-for-boston-celtics-from-around-the-web

     

    Using the bleacher list shown above (not comprehensive, I know), who would you choose with the 16th pick?

    1. Darko Saric SF Croatia 6'10 223

    2. Dennis Schroeder PG Germany 6'2 170

    3. Michael Carter-Williams PG Syracuse 6'5 175

    4. Gorgui Dieng C Louisville 

    5. Kelly Olynyk C Gonzaga 7'0 238

     

     




    Not Olynyk b/c he has bust written all over him and is a face the basket big like KG. Inless Danny really seems him as a 18p-8r offensive spread the floor complement to a 14p-10r Sully in future years.

     

    Dieng can contribute right away and upgrade the Wilcox/Randolph/White pu pu platter, so if we're a contender for 1-2 years with KG/PP finishing their careers in green and Rondo/Green leading the team, then I'd go for him.

    The other 3 all have greater upside. The German PG only seems appropriate if Rondo is going to be traded.

    Carter-Williams at 6'6" would pair wonderfully with Avery in the backcourt (after a year in the D-league with old teammate Melo) and Saric could look like a steal at pick 16 in 2-3 years, but the team would have to leave him in Europe for 1-2 of those years, then bring him in as a 6th man type behind Green and Sully when Pierce retires.

     
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    I really like Reggie Bulluck as a fit with the C's. He is a good defender, has size at the two and could possibly play 3 if he bulks up some, is a good shooter and slasher. Only problem is I don't like him as the 16th overall pick. So at 16 I would go with Dieng, I have seen a few interview and he seems to have his head on straight and is a hard worker.

     

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