Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Carrick Felix

Boston Celtics, Carrick Felix

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The Boston Celtics typically like tweener players who can play multiple positions. Jeff Green is one example of the hybrid guy they typically like to have as he has played the two through four positions this season for the ball club. It has allowed head coach Doc Rivers to be very versatile with his lineups, especially going through the amount of injuries they have suffered this season.

A guy that could help them this summer that is your classic tweener is Arizona State senior forward Carrick Felix. Standing 6-foot-6, he has been asked by head coach Herb Sendek to play a number of roles and positions for the team this year. This will no doubt help him as he transitions to the NBA next year, and the Celtics could get him if they trade back near the back end of the first round or acquire a second-round selection in the draft.

When you draft guys near the end of the first round and in the second round, you look for guys who have a niche in a particular skill. Felix will never be a star, but he could be a great bench player for a team and be a high-energy guy coming off the pine.

He has a very similar game to current Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion, with a better-looking jump shot. Felix has put up similar collegiate statistics to Marion and they both have a very similar body type.  Marion has been a great player in this league for a long time so Felix will obviously have a long way to live up to that potential.

Carrick Felix could be a guy the Boston Celtics look at this summer.

 

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

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