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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3. Trey Alexander

The Celtics may have a decision coming in the backcourt. Jrue Holiday has a player option for the 2024-25 season and will be searching for a long-term deal. Derrick White becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2025 and wants a raise. Can Boston afford to keep both next to Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kristaps Porzingis? If they do, the Celtics still need depth behind their guard duo.

Alexander has been up-and-down during his third season at Creighton. For the year, he is averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.1 steals in 36.7 minutes per game. The 6’4 guard is shooting a career-high 45.8 percent from the field, but his jumper has been inconsistent. Alexander made 41.0 percent of his 3-pointers last season but is down to 32.3 percent this year. His inconsistency has his draft stock all over the map.

There is plenty to get excited about. Trey Alexander can guard on the ball, rebound, make plays, and get buckets. The 20-year-old has room to grow and must improve. His jumper should be a focus along with continuing to evolve as a playmaker.

The Boston Celtics may trade Payton Pritchard in hopes of upgrading their roster. Trey Alexander is more of a combo guard but could be a strong fit as the franchise has multiple creators on their roster.