5 2024 NBA Draft prospects who should be on Celtics' radar

The Celtics should have their eyes on these 2024 NBA Draft prospects.
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4. Hunter Sallis

Sallis is climbing up boards but has a wide draft range after struggling for two seasons at Gonzaga before transferring to Wake Forest. The 6’5 wing averaged just 15.3 minutes per game before this year. Now, he is playing 35.0 minutes each night and making a massive impact for the Demon Deacons.

Sallis averages 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steal while shooting over 50 percent from the field. His biggest leap is making 2.3 3-pointers per game and shooting 42.3 percent from long range. Sallis took less than one triple each night at Gonzaga and made just 25.8 percent of his attempts. The 20-year-old must prove his shooting improvement is real. If some teams believe he can shoot 40-plus percent in the NBA, he will be a first-round selection.

Sallis was a top 15 player in his class coming out of high school. The potential is certainly there for him to be an impactful bucket-getter in the NBA. He may be best suited for a sixth-man role, but Sallis is 6’5. The wing may turn into a starter and impactful rotation piece for a decade-plus.

The Boston Celtics would love to add a combo guard with potential in the 2024 NBA Draft. Hunter Sallis could give them an elite floor spacer off the bench as they continue to chase championships.