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Here Are Some Players Who Are Working Out for the Celtics


UCLA’s Kyle Anderson and UConn’s DeAndre Daniels are among the players whom the Celtics will have in for workouts ahead of June’s NBA Draft, according to reports.

Anderson (above) averaged 14.6 points during his sophomore season with the Bruins. He actually shot better from 3-point range (.483) than he did from the floor overall (.480). At 6-feet-9, he’s got good size for a swingman.

Daniels frustrated UConn fans for much of the season but turned it on when it counted, helping the team to the national championship. Outside of guards Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright, he was UConn’s most important player. The 6-foot-9-inch forward averaged 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. While he didn’t the consistency Huskies coach Kevin Ollie would have liked, he showed the ability to create his own shot, which will play well in the NBA.

Both players project to the Celtics with their second pick, No. 17. N.C. State’s T.J. Warren, NBDL star P.J. Hairston, and Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart are also scheduled to work out for the Celtics, according to CSNNE.com. Smart projects as a lottery pick, so the Celtics would have to pick him with their No. 6 pick if they so chose.

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