With the NBA trade deadline having come and gone, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie released an NBA mock draft based on knowledge from sources about specific players, team needs, and the sport as a whole. His draft order was based on team records as of Feb. 10.
Here’s a look at who the Celtics could end up with:
Round 1, Pick 17: Josh Green, Arizona
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The 19-year old freshman, a 6-foot-6-inch wing, is considered a first-round pick, averaging 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. He only shoots 30.8 percent from 3, but offers physical defense, according to Vecenie.
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Round 1, Pick 27: Patrick Williams, Florida State
The 6-foot-8-inch forward, 18, has characteristics of guys you want on your team – “he’s active and energetic, and regularly makes the kind of ‘wow’ flash plays that executives look for,” according to Vecenie. But teams don’t have a good handle on his offensive skills, as Williams averages 21 minutes and 8.5 points per game off the bench.
@FSUHoops freshman Patrick Williams scored two of his game high 18 points on a putback with 50.4 seconds remanining to lift the Seminoles to a 79-74 win over visiting @WCU_MBB. Junior MJ Walker matched Williams performance with 18 points of his own. pic.twitter.com/x8bRSKv3PV
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Round 1, Pick 30 (from MIL): Tyrell Terry, Stanford
Teams don’t necessarily believe that the 6-foot-2-inch freshman guard will declare for the draft this year, but Vecenie views him as a sneaky first-round steal should he decide to play, and if the team that takes him is willing to allow him to develop.
TY TERRY HAVE YOURSELF A NIGHT!!
New career high for the young fella.
— Stanford Men's Basketball (@StanfordMBB) January 16, 2020
Terry averages 15.3 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while shooting 44 percent from the field (40.5 percent from three, 89.5 at the line).
“He’s among the best shooters in the country, and he’s a good distributor and decision-maker,” writes Vecenie.
How about this to end the half? Terry hits from San Diego, our lead is 20.
— Stanford Men's Basketball (@StanfordMBB) January 19, 2020
Round 2, Pick 45 (from BKN): Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
Wieskamp has averaged 18.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists with near-50 percent shooting from the field, enough for Vecenie to claim that the 20-year-old sophomore is “the most underrated player in college basketball, and maybe the most underrated draft prospect in the country.”
I love big time moments like this especially watching everyone’s reaction. Joe Wieskamp with a big game winner pic.twitter.com/gV5ZqeCRlE
— I Love Iowa Basketball (@ILoveIowaBball) January 23, 2020
The NBA Draft will be held June 25.