Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Rasheed Sulaimon

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Rasheed Sulaimon
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If Duke freshman guard Rasheed Sulaimon were to declare for the NBA Draft this summer, the Boston Celtics would definitely be interested in his services.

He started a majority of the year for the Blue Devils and never seemed to play like a true freshman, and always appeared to play as if he was in his junior year for the star-studded program.

Sulaimon has a great future as a professional ballplayer, but it appears as if he will return for his sophomore season, which is probably a solid move. Duke will have a loaded team next year with Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood coming in, and Sulaimon will be one of the primary scoring options for the Blue Devils all season. His name will certainly be nationally relevant next year so it seems unlikely he will be available to the Celtics this summer.

If he does declare, he will absolutely be a first-round pick and teams like the Celtics near the middle of the first round will be drooling over the prospects of selecting him with their first pick.

Sulaimon is a young player with tons of developmental potential down the road and could be a really good player after a couple of seasons in the NBA. He has good size for the shooting guard position and also has nice athletic tools. One thing he could do is expand his versatility by playing more point guard, which might ultimately be his natural position in the pro ranks.

Rasheed Sulaimon probably will not be available this summer but if he is, the Celtics will surely be interested in him.


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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