The Boston Celtics will have a number of different prospects that they will be looking at leading up to this summer’s NBA draft. The team probably will be looking for more of an upside pick, considering that GM Danny Ainge wants to get younger in future seasons.
One guy who could be available who would fit such a description is Syracuse Orangemen point guard Michael Carter Williams. A native of Massachusetts and a lifelong Celtics fan, the team would do very well in making him a part of their organization if he is available when they pick.
All of this is obviously contingent on whether he makes himself available for the draft. Currently a sophomore, Carter Williams would ultimately have to make the decision to leave college early or remain for his junior season.
Most people around the country feel that he will decide to forgo his final two years of eligibility and make himself available for the draft. It probably makes sense for him to leave early as his stock probably will not get much higher than it is now.
Williams has some nice strengths but also a number of weaknesses that he needs to correct. He is a definite play maker, and has great size and athleticism for the point guard position, and is similar to Indiana’s Victor Oladipo in terms of driving ability to the basket.
One area he absolutely has to improve in is his outside shot — it needs to be much more consistent from the perimeter.
Michael Carter Williams is one guy that could be available when the Celtics pick in June and a guy that could be very good in the long term.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18