What players do mocks see the Boston Celtics taking in the 2023 NBA draft?
With the NBA’s draft lottery for this season now firmly behind us, the folks who make a living trying to project what the Boston Celtics and the other 29 teams in the league are going to do at the 2023 NBA draft. And with that draft lottery comes a bit of certainty for the Celtics in terms of where they will be picking in the second round.
Boston had made moves last offseason to use their first round pick for this year’s big event on a trade, getting back a set of complex pick protections that ensured that they would be selecting only in the second round. Now, with the draft lottery done, the second-rounder Boston will use falls No. 35 overall courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Let’s take a look at a sampling of recent NBA mock drafts to see what the experts are projecting Boston to take.
ESPN – Marcus Sasser, Houston
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Position: Point guard
Strengths: 3-point shot, defense
Weaknesses: Age, rebounding
Yahoo Sports – Dariq Whitehead, Duke
Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports
Yahoo Sports/Krysten Peek
Strengths: 3-point shooting, age
Weaknesses: Turnovers, rebounding
The Athletic – Bobi Klintman, Wake Forest
William Howard-USA TODAY Sports
The Athletic/Sam Vecenie
Strengths: Shooting, rebounding, basketball IQ
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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire