With June on the horizon, workouts for draft prospects for individual teams are starting to pop up around the league. With the Celtics firmly entrenched in the sixth spot, there is virtually no chance top prospects like Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins or Dante Exum will be making their way to Boston. They have their sights set on teams selecting higher, so no need to waste their time with a team in the sixth spot.
There are still a considerable collection of players to consider at both the 6 and 17 spots if the Celtics keep their picks and a number of players have already lined up for work out dates with the Celtics according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Here’s who we know so far:
Projected lottery picks Celtics will consider at number 6
Marcus Smart (G) Oklahoma State. Projected to be top 7 pick
Noah Vonleh (C) Indiana. Projected to be selected 5-10
Projected first round picks Celtics will consider at 17
Kyle Anderson (SF) UCLA. Projected mid-late first round pick
P.J. Hairston (SF) UNC/D-League. Projected mid-late first round pick
DeAndre Daniels (SF) UConn is currently expected to be picked in the second round. The Celtics don’t have a second round pick at the moment, but should be able to move into the round, if necessary. The team dealt their 34th overall pick last year to the Dallas Mavericks for the right to move up and select Kelly Olynyk.
We’ll have more on these prospects as their workout approaches. Hairston, Anderson and Daniels are all expected to work out for the Celtics on June 3rd, according to Goodman.