Here is a roundup of who the experts expect the Celtics to draft at No. 27 overall in Thursday’s draft.
Bleacher Report: Grayson Allen, SG, Duke
Stats: 15.5 points, 4.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals
Allen is an athletic competitor, who can score the basketball from anywhere on the court and is a deadly shooter from three. He competes on defense and sees the court well, but his antics in college could cost him.
CBS Sports: Mitchell Robinson, C, Chalmette HS
Stats: (2016–17 HS): 25.7 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6.0 blocks
After a well-publicized de-committment from Western Kentucky after enrolling at the school, Robinson enters the draft after not playing competitive basketball since the 2016-17 high school season. Armed with a huge wingspan and incredible athleticism, Robinson has the potential to turn into a star, but the question marks to be a complete bust.
ESPN: De’Anthony Melton, SG, USC
Stats (2016-17 season): 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 steals, 1.0 block
Melton was forced to sit out his sophomore season due to the FBI corruption report that rocked college basketball, as his close family friend was linked to bribery. Melton is great in transition, with the ability to finish and find the open man. He shows great anticipation on defense and disrupts plays well. He struggles to shoot, as evidenced by his .284 clip from three-point range.
SB Nation: Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova
Stats: 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists
Fresh off of a monster 31-point game in the National Championship. He is a deadly shooter (40 percent from three) and would be a nice scoring touch off the bench.
Sports Illustrated: Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova
Stats: 18.9 points, 4.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds
Brunson accels at being a floor general, finding weaknesses in defense, and attacking. He is arguably the most inteligent point guard in the class and would be a stellar reserve point guard.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog