Hoopsvibe reports that a source close to the Celtics says that they are looking at 10 players and that they are leaving all options open.
The other day I spoke with someone close with the Boston Celtics who asked to remain nameless, but the person did confirm to me that the Celtics truly are looking at 10 players in this years draft. The person said right now they’re waiting on the draft lottery before they can really get down to business. But the person said they have been working on the assumption that they’ll have the number 2 overall pick, as of right now. The players they are looking at are Kevin Durant, Greg Oden, Brandan Wright, Al Horford, Mike Conley Jr, Yi Jianlian, Spencer Hawes, Corey Brewer, Julian Wright, and Jeff Green. The person said Kevin Durant would probably be at the top of the list right now. The person also said they would consider trading their pick if the right package deal came along, but right now they’re leaving all their options open
Not knowing where we will be drafting makes it hard to center on any one of those players. Durant has to be the favorite if we pick second and Oden would be the choice if we pick first. Beyond that, it is wide open. I wouldn't trade Oden or Durant for anyone right now. But depending no who we can get back for a 3-5th pick, that may be a possibility. They are assuming that we will get the second pick, but as my post below shows, nothing is certain when it comes to the lottery.