In regard to the Boston Celtics’ 2020 draft targets, two of them are very reminiscent of a couple of NBA players, both current and of days past.
The 2019-20 NBA season has been a real treat for the Boston Celtics and their fanbase. Through the 64 games prior to the COVID-19 induced hiatus on March 11th, the team had accumulated an impressive record of 43-21, ranking them third in the standings out east, fifth in the entire NBA and, heading into the Disney bubble format, are found fifth in the league’s power rankings.
Rolling out a core that consists of two All-Stars in Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, arguable All-Star snub Jaylen Brown, former All-Star Gordon Hayward, and Swiss Army man Marcus Smart, there should be zero wonder as to how they reached such heights this season.
The one downfall of having all of these talented ballers in tow is the financial impact their contracts have upon the team’s salary cap. Because of this, as things currently stand the shamrocks will likely not be players for anyone other than those willing to sign for the veteran’s minimum come free agency.
However, thanks to the savvy moves that General Manager & President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge has managed to partake in over the years, Boston will hold the rights to three separate selections in this year’s NBA Draft, thus giving them a cheap and easy way to add more talent to their already menacing roster.
Of the many players that have been rumored to be on the C’s radar come draft day, there are quite a few that have games reminiscent to certain players, both current and past.
Read on to see which draft prospects resemble which specific NBA players: