Celtics To Pick 6th in 2014 NBA Draft
The Celtics will have the sixth overall pick in next month’s NBA draft (along with the 17th pick from the Brooklyn Nets), as the ping-pong balls did not fall in their favor during Tuesday night’s Draft Lottery.
Instead, the Cleveland Cavaliers will pick first overall for the second straight year and for the third time in four years. The Cavaliers held only a 1.7% chance at landing the first overall selection.
The 2014 NBA Draft order will precede as follows:
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Orlando Magic
- Utah Jazz
- Boston Celtics
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Sacramento Kings
- Charlotte Hornets – (From Detroit Pistons)
- Philadelphia 76ers – (From New Orleans Pelicans)
- Denver Nuggets
- Orlando Magic – (From Denver Nuggets)
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Phoenix Suns
Kansas freshmen, guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Joel Embiid, and Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker are the consensus top three picks in this year’s draft.
The Celtics will have their fair share of prospects to evaluate during the coming weeks heading into the draft. Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon, Indiana freshman big man and Haverhill, Massachusetts native Noah Vonleh, and Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart, just to name a few, are expected to still be on the board once the Celtics are on the clock.
President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge also has the option to trade the pick in a package for All-Star forward Kevin Love, who reportedly has no interest in resigning with the Minnesota Timberwolves, therefore is available.
The Celtics are indeed interested. Only time will tell if Love will be wearing Green next season.