Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Kyle Anderson

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Kyle Anderson
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The Boston Celtics will be picking somewhere in the late first round of the NBA Draft this summe. That point in the draft is always intriguing because there always seems to be a guy who drops and is finally scooped up by a contending team.  Do not be surprised if that name this year is UCLA’s Kyle Anderson. It is widely rumored that he will forgo his final three years of collegiate eligibility and enter the draft. He probably isn’t ready to leave early, but the NBA widely projects on potential and he certainly has it.  He is a 6’9 do-everything type of player whose natural position is, believe it or not, at point guard. At the next level, he will most likely be a small forward as he probably doesn’t have the speed or explosiveness to handle the point guard position on a nightly basis.

Anderson is a really intriguing player at the next level. He can probably play through four positions and as a result, can guard a magnitude of different players on the defensive end. This allows coaches to formulate so many different match ups which will be a huge asset to the team that drafts him.  The Celtics would be a great fit as they can afford to develop him and wouldn’t’ necessarily need him to come and make an immediate impact on day one.  GM Danny Ainge likes guys with untapped potential and Anderson certainly has it.

The Celtics will take a long, hard look at Anderson this summer if he is available.


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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