In this months NBA draft, the Celtics hold the No. 1 overall pick, as well as the No. 37, No. 53, and No. 56 picks. While the majority of draft talk has been focused on the likes of Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Jackson, the Celtics have began their workouts with other potential prospects.
The Celtics recently worked out Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac against Louisiana Tech’s Erik McCree in Las Vegas, as reported by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor. While it seems the workout is just the Celtics doing their due diligence, the workout does bring up interesting possibilities.
At 6-foot-11 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Isaac has a unique skill set for his size, able to knock down shots from deep with some consistency. Scouts have deemed him to be a 3-and-D type athlete, touting him for his versatility. In college Isaac averaged 12 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 56.8 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from three.
Isaac is projected to go around No. 7 in the draft, and will more than likely not be selected by the Celtics with the No. 1 overall pick unless they trade down.
Alternatively, McCree is a player that is projected to fall to the late second round, if not off the draft board entirely. This leaves him as a potential option for the Celtics with their numerous second-round picks.
McCree stands at 6-foot-8, 225 pounds, and had a successful college career. The forward averaged 17.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game his senior year.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog