Top 3 Guys I Want For The Celts In The Draft Tonight
3. Thon Maker
Obviously I don’t want to draft him at 3. That’d be ludicrous. However, I do think he has the skill set of a guy that could go early even though he won’t because people think he’s a project. I think he could be a sicko. He’s a 7 footer with handles and can shoot the lights out. Seems like a no brainer to me. At the very least he’d be incredibly entertaining to watch. Also he found a loophole and is the first guy to come out of high school since the rule began.
2. Kris Dunn (Barring we don’t trade the 3 for Okafor… I hope we do)
I’d take Dunn with 3. I think he could be very good. I know he hasn’t proved himself as a shooter but his basketball IQ is off the charts. He can run an offense with the best of them and he carried that Providence team to and through the Tournament even though they didn’t make it far. He’s also the only guard to win both Big East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. The only other player who’s won both, not in the same year, is Patrick Ewing. I also think he’s got the look to be a great player in the NBA. All greats have the look. People thought that Evan Turner was going to be the next NBA great, know who didn’t? Me, that’s who, because he doesn’t have the look. (Hey Evan, no hard feelings, big fan, love what you’re doing here for us.) P.s. "Get it Dunn" is an awesome phrase that Providence used for commercials.
3. Buddy Hield
I want Buddy badly. I think outside of the top two he has the best chance of being a superstar. People seem to be caught up in the fact that he’s 22 and saying he’s strictly a shooter but I couldn’t disagree more. I don’t think his age should play a factor. Talent is talent. I don’t care how old you are. Now regarding the “strictly a shooter” comments, I really think he can do it all. Clearly shooting from deep is his strong suit but he’s not limited to it. I watched him drive throughout the season and make some crazy plays by the rim. I also think his defense is ready for the league. I think he could be very similar to Dwyane Wade.