By Mark Murphy | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: June 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2019 at 10:06 pm The Celtics have three first-round picks (14, 20, 22) as well as the 52nd choice in Thursday’s draft, and as even Danny Ainge has admitted, the Celtics have too many to use. But now that Kyrie Irving seems intent on signing with Brooklyn, and Terry Rozier has used dynamite on his bridges out of Boston and into restricted free agency, the Celtics begin draft week with a red alert need for a point guard, though they’re more likely to fill the spot with a bargain free agent like Ricky Rubio or Ish Smith. The Celtics won’t have a shot at the best of the 2019 point guard class without trading up, but as 2018 proved, there are occasional surprises. After Trae Young, Collin Sexton and Shae Gilgeous-Alexander all went in the top 11, and played up to their draft status, a little-known Wichita State combo guard named Landry Shamet was drafted by Philadelphia at No. 26. He was sent to the Clippers as part of the trade package for Tobias Harris, and flourished once given above average minutes… Read full this story
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