Boston Celtics Draft News: Are Cs looking to add yet ANOTHER wing?

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The Boston Celtics are making their rounds when it comes to pre-draft interviews. Most recently, they met with Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley.

Being that the Boston Celtics currently hold the rights to 3 first-round picks in this year’s NBA Draft, the front office is likely to be quite busy come the illustrious event. With this, it’s also a given that their pre-draft schedule is likely to be three-times as hectic as the average team’s.

Holding so much capital is certainly a blessing, but this is not to say it’s an easy feat to successfully execute. Over the past five years, the Cs have found themselves in the same situation with 3 first-round selections on two other occasions, most recently in 2019, and, arguably, only managed to come away with one player of note.

During both of those drafts, they used their first selection to bolster their wing position by nabbing Jaylen Brown in 2016 and Romeo Langford in ’19.

Recently, while doing their pre-draft due diligence, the team’s front office interviewed another potential wing addition in Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley (per Celtics Wire).

During his sophomore season with the Wildcats, the sharpshooting two-guard put up 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds on 43 percent shooting from downtown on 4.8 attempts.

However, as Justin Quinn suggests, Quickley is more than just a microwave scorer:

"He’s also a solid defender with a 6-foot-10 wingspan who pulls down 4.2 boards per game."

Over the past several months, we have suggested quite a few players in which the shamrocks could target in this year’s draft. That said, we mainly have focused on their first-round picks, and not their second-round opportunities, where Quickley potentially could be nabbed at 47th overall.

Being that the Boston Celtics’ second unit ranked 29th in points per game (28.5), 28th in 3-point percentage (31.8), and 20th in offensive rating (53.6), they could certainly use for some added offensive firepower off the pine.

Taking a crack at someone with the Kentuck standout’s skill set late in the draft could prove to be a fantastic move by Beantown’s decision-makers.

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