The Boston Celtics figure to have a draft pick somewhere in the middle to late first round of June’s NBA draft and there will be a number of guys that could intrigue the team. With the NCAA tournament just around the corner, we only seemed it would be fitting to take a look at guys who could be future Celtics down the road. Today we take a look at Patric Young, a 6’9” center out of Florida. He is a bruiser in the low post and is fairly similar to Jared Sullinger, just with more athletic ability. If you were going to build a guy for the forward position, physically he would look a lot like Young.
Young has always had a ton of upside but has never really put it all together to make it click. He is on a loaded Florida team this year where he can simply be one of the guys. He doesn’t have to be a vocal point offensively or defensively for the team to win. One area he certainly has to improve in his outside shooting ability. Around the basket he is a nightmare for opposing defenses, but once he gets 15 feet out, it is much more difficult for him to score. An improved jump shot would go a long way towards improving his draft stock by the time June rolls around.
Young is certainly a guy the Celtics would take a look at, considering their need for additional front court players. Sullinger should be healthy by next year’s training camp, but it doesn’t hurt to add another piece as insurance.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18